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Government Issue was one of the longest-running and most stylistically diverse bands of the first wave of Washington, DC hardcore punk. Active from 1980 to 1989, singer John Stabb was the only consistent member during the band's tenure with guitarist Tom Lyle as the primary guitarist and second-longest active member. Bass player J. Robbins and drummer Pete Moffett completed the lineup during the later years of Government Issue's original run and for their final, highly acclaimed albums You and Crash. Government Issue performed occasional reunion shows in the 2000s and 2010s with various lineups until Stabb's death from stomach cancer in 2016.

See also: Jawbox | Burning Airlines | J. Robbins | DC Bands