The House and Senate both recessed without stopping a Government shutdown. With government offices closed and 800,000 federal employees furloughed, there may seem to be no clear resolution in sight.
Speaking after a Monday night deadline, Senate Democrats called on the House to pass a continuing resolution that does now include changes to the Affordable Care Act.
For the first time in 17 years, no resolution. It means some of the most-iconic places in America are locked up.
If you want to buy a gun, you can’t get a permit. If you own a small business, and need a loan from the Government, you’ll have to wait. And furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees start Tuesday.
But President Obama did sign a bill both chambers passed that ensures active duty military personnel will still be paid.
President Obama says, “Those of you in uniform will remain on your normal duty status. The threats to our national security have not changed and we need you to be ready for any contingencies.”
President Obama promised to veto legislation that repealed or delayed any part of his healthcare plan. The shutdown could cost the still struggling U.S. Economy about $1 Billion a week in pay lost by furloughed federal workers.