budget agreement http://peoriapublicradio.org en Hastert compares government shutdowns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hastert-compares-government-shutdowns <div>Denny Hastert wasn&#39;t the Speaker of the U.S. House during the last government shutdown, but he was an Illinois Congressman in 1995 and &#39;96. &nbsp;He told IPR&rsquo;S Amanda Vinicky, this time is different.</div><div><p>Hastert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says back then, Republicans were trying to get a handle on spending. He says it worked.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:44:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13088 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hastert compares government shutdowns