Government Shutdown Now Longest on Record
At the stroke of midnight, the partial government shutdown became the longest on record.
As of Saturday, the shutdown is in its 22nd day. The longest prior shutdown happened in 1995-1996 under then-President Bill Clinton.
NPR reported on the impasse of the Clinton era shutdown and its impact on the nation.
It took three full weeks — 21 days — for President Bill Clinton and the Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to settle an impasse that partially shut down the government in 1995-96.
That particular moment is a landmark in U.S. political history, birthing a new era