Shutdown: Day Two



The debate continues in Washington today over a spending bill and funding for the affordable care act.
 
Senator Dick Durbin says that debate isn’t enough to shutdown the federal government, though. 
 
"(The Affordable Care Act) isn't perfect, there are parts of it we can change, and I'm willing to sit down and work on that," Durbin says. He continued to say the shutdown makes the country look bad, and he put the blame on the republican-controlled House.

Before the deadline, the House repeatedly tried to weaken Obamacare, only to be shot down by the democratic-controlled Senate.
 
Rep. John Shimkus says those attempts are justified.
 
"Small businesses are now finding that its challenging to people who were employed full-time that now have to go down to part-time," Shimkus says. "Now they’re questioning it.”
 
As for the services shut down by the government, most offices at the Paul Simon Federal Building in Carbondale were closed Tuesday, except for the Social Security office, which had a smaller staff than normal.
 
Services at Rend Lake and Carlyle Lake are shutting down services. The Shawnee National Forest and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge are closed Wednesday.
 

Filed Under :  
Topics : Politics
Social :
Locations : Washington
People : Dick DurbinJohn Shimkus
On-Air Now
Local Weather
Archive
  Powered By InterTech Media, LLC