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Fact check: Kamala Harris's claim about the longest government shutdown in US history Fact check: Kamala Harris's claim about the longest government shutdown in US history
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Is it true that the longest U.S. government shutdown was 21 days? Is it true that the longest U.S. government shutdown was 21 days?
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On January 6, 2019, Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator for California <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1081754981869465600">wrote a tweet</a> commenting on the ongoing US federal government shutdown. In it she made the following claim:  On January 6, 2019, Kamala Harris, US Senator for California <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1081754981869465600">wrote a tweet</a> commenting on the ongoing US federal government shutdown. In it she made the following claim:
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was 21 days. We’re now on day 15. Federal workers and government contractors can’t wait months or years for their next paycheck.</p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was 21 days. We’re now on day 15. Federal workers and government contractors can’t wait months or years for their next paycheck.</p>
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1081754981869465600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote> — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1081754981869465600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote>
<strong>Claim: </strong> <strong>Claim: </strong>
" The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was 21 days"  " The longest government shutdown in US history was 21 days."
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<strong>Fact check: True.</strong> <strong>Fact check: True.</strong>
To date, the longest shutdown of the federal government of the United States was from <strong>16 December, 1995 </strong>to <strong>6 January, 1996</strong>, for a total of <strong>21 days</strong>.  To date, the longest shutdown of the federal government of the United States was from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996"><strong>16 December, 1995 </strong>to <strong>6 January, 1996</strong></a>, for a total of <strong>21 days</strong>.
Vox wrote <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/19/16905584/government-shutdown-history-clinton-obama-explained">a detailed report</a> about all government shutdown in the U.S.  Vox wrote <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/19/16905584/government-shutdown-history-clinton-obama-explained">a detailed report</a> about all government shutdowns in the United States.
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<p>From Wikipedia:</p> <p>From Wikipedia:</p>
<p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996</a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996</a></p>

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