Shimkus Says Government Shutdown will Most Likely Be Averted
"I don't think [Obamacare Funding] will be the only thing we vote on. I think we may end up putting a provision on to get some spending reforms" Shimkus said, "So I wouldn't just assume that if the Senate does what they plan to do that that's all we'll pick up."
Shimkus says that while recent polls suggest most Americans are unhappy with Obamacare, an even greater percentage of Americans are opposed to a Government shutdown. Shimkus says compromise must be reached.
"My constituents who have been clamoring for us to defund Obamacare will see we did as they asked. But they will also learn there is a bicameral legislative system, and that we can't force the Senate to do what we want them to do, nor can they force us to do what they want us to do." Shimkus said.
30 hours of debate over the budget is planned for each week, with each party getting 15 hours to present their side. They are expected to work through the weekend.
See other LocalNews news:Two Cyclists Reportedly Killed and Third Injured in Head On Crash With Car North of Kell
Hope of Illinois Budget Agreement Dimming Before Deadline
Two Hurt in Sunday Night Green Street Road Crash
Dozens of Miners Due in Illinois for Skills Competition
Charity Group Helps Illinois Flood Victims Replace Furniture