It’s Official: The Partial Government Shutdown Is The Longest In U.S. History

Union members and other federal employees protest in front of the White House on Thursday. Many are out of work as the partial government shutdown has dragged on longer than any in history.

Saturday marks Day 22 of the partial federal government shutdown, stretching past the 21 days the government shut down in 1995-96. Many federal works missed their first paycheck on Friday.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)