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October 8th, 2013
01:12 AM ET

Rep. Cummings: "Negotiate over what?"

Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings makes the case for lawmakers to end the shutdown, saying "we are supposed to keep the government open and we are supposed to pay our debts." He calls on fellow lawmakers to pass a measure funding the government arguing "if the votes are there, we open the government."


Filed under: Government Shutdown
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  1. David Seppala

    Shutdown could be solved immediately if the Senate votes on the bills that the House has already passed. If they don't like them let them vote them down, forcing the House to redo them. Why not let the Senate vote?

    October 8, 2013 at 11:16 am |
  2. Alexander Cartright

    I may be over shooting this one. I would like to know if Obamacare passes, and our most beloved government experiences another neglectful shut down, how will those services be administered? Will the dying child with leukemia see a sign that says "sorry we're closed"? If people in Washington are unable to govern our government are they qualified to superintend human lives?

    October 8, 2013 at 1:47 am |

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