Speaker of the House

State News
11:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Hastert compares government shutdowns

Denny Hastert wasn't the Speaker of the U.S. House during the last government shutdown, but he was an Illinois Congressman in 1995 and '96.  He told IPR’S Amanda Vinicky, this time is different.

Hastert says back then, Republicans were trying to get a handle on spending. He says it worked.

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