Government Shutdown Now Longest on Record

Posted on January 12, 2019 12:30 am

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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