WASHINGTON, D.C. (WGGB) — Several units of the federal government have been shut down, over 800,000 employees have been furloughed, and the political wrangling continues in Washington over budget talks.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is among those in Washington looking for a solution. He calls the shutdown “totally unnecessary” and “totally irresponsible.”
Neal also adds that the Congress should start clean, with a clean bill on the spending, and deal with any issues with Affordable Care Act separately.
ABC40′s Dave Madsen talked to Neal on ABC40 News at 5:30 p.m. about what is going on in Washington, and Neal also discusses that a more “serious issue” is looming with an October 17 deadline on the debt ceiling.