Government Shutdown Day 2: Local Fallout

Government Shutdown Day 2: Local Fallout

As the federal government shutdown entered its second day, legislators whose districts have been particularly hard hit began looking for ways to minimize the local impact.

As the federal government shutdown entered its second day, legislators whose districts have been particularly hard hit began looking for ways to minimize the local impact. Using a bill from the last federal shutdown in 1996 and 1997 as a model, nearly a dozen House lawmakers proposed a bill to provide back pay to furloughed workers. And in D.C., a temporary reserve fund kept the city government open even as its permanent budget remained tied up under the budget impasse. Kojo speaks with two legislators who are working to ease the crisis for local workers, even as Congress continues its budget stalemate.

Guests

Scott Rigell

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Va.)

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-D.C.)

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