Shutdown Enters Its Second Week

government_2013WASHINGTON — Washington is no closer to ending the government shutdown, which entered its second week Monday, as Democrats remain unmoved by refocused GOP efforts to reach a broader budget deal.

“I believe he’s mistaken,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday regarding House Speaker John Boehner’s insistence that there are not enough votes in the House to move a stopgap spending measure to reopen the government with no strings attached. “One sure-fire way to find out if the bill will pass is to have a vote on it.”


Source: USA Today