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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.”

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