When many people talk about a possible government shutdown, many people ask, “Were you there in the ’90s? It was terrible.”
Trouble is, most people weren’t. Here is a list of who was.
From The Hill:
A small group of current lawmakers were in office during the government shutdowns in the 1990s.
Thirty-six senators experienced the 1995-96 shutdowns compared to just 20 percent of House members.
Of the top eight leaders in Congress, a half dozen were on Capitol Hill then: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The two top leaders who were not in Congress in the mid 1990s are Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).