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On Wendell thank you on Capitol Hill still no indication of any significant movement.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us tonight lawmakers are looking for any help they can get.
-- -- For the long duration they have committed -- -- film for the blunders.
Very you have committed.
Senate chaplain Barry black offered the same prayer for members of both the house and senate but so far there are no signs of meaningful negotiations.
To end the government shut down.
But this -- some damn game.
The American people don't want our government shut down and neither do -- and -- house speaker John Boehner has said he won't let the nation default.
He also said he wasn't lining -- just add to the country's debt.
I don't believe that we should default on our -- it's not good for our country.
But after 55 years of spending more about what you bring -- something ought to be addressed.
This year we'll have more revenue than any year in the history of our country and yet still have a nearly 700 billion dollar deficit.
The house strategy on this current crisis is to continue passing smaller funding bills that would make it difficult for any lawmaker to oppose today we're gonna vote to open FEMA.
And -- National Weather Service as we witness a growing storm in the gulf.
And we're also gonna vote to provide nutrition services for women and children in poverty but the White House has threatened to veto those measures trying to force the speaker and house leadership to pass a clean stop -- funding bill stop the press conferences.
Stop the rhetoric.
Put -- bill on the floor let's vote in the senate Texas Republican Ted crews try to get Democrats to take up the individual bills but was rejected.
It is wrong in my opinion to say shut the government down and then we'll decide piece by piece which we open.
That's Alice in Wonderland in my judgment.
Crews fired back it Democrats who cast him as the villain in -- shut down it is then.
Several days since I have been to the floor of the senate and yet.
I feel that I have been here in absentia.
Because so many Democrats have invoked my name.
As the root of all evil in the world.
Tomorrow the house is due to vote to make sure federal workers get back pay once this is all over the White House says it strongly supports it.
So Republicans are asking then why not bills for cancer research veterans' benefits and reopening national parks Brett.
-- and a lot on the hill Mike thank you.
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