PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Monday, September 30, 2013

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Everyone ‘Is Going To Share Some Blame’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). (blackburn.house.gov)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). (blackburn.house.gov)

If the House and Senate cannot come to an agreement on a temporary spending bill, there will be a partial government shutdown at midnight.

In the House bill, the spending measure is linked to delaying the Affordable Care Act. The Senate has already rejected that part of the bill.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican representing Tennessee’s 7th district, says House Republicans are only answering to their constituents.

“We hear from our constituents everyday,” Blackburn told Here & Now. “They want to make certain their government is working. They do not want Obamacare to go into place tomorrow. They are concerned about the cost, they’re concerned about the lack of fairness.”

Guest


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 3 Comment

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband's battle with Parkinson's Disease and her new book, "On My Own."

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.