What Led to the Government Shutdown: Timelines

The interactive graphic below shows the major events that led to the shutdown from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.


  1. Here are some other timelines from major news outlets that helped us put ours together:
  2. This infographic from the New York Times details the political bickering between the House and Senate over the details of the Affordable Care Act from Friday, Sept. 20 to Oct. 1, which led to the shutdown. 
  3. This New York Times timeline shows what could have happened to avoid the shutdown. 
  4. Scroll to the bottom of CNBC's liveblog to see minute by minute updates from 6 p.m. to the midnight deadline of the political action that led to the shutdown.