breakingnews:

Congressional stalemate continues as shutdown enters day 2
NBC News: The federal government shutdown entered its second day Wednesday forcing hundreds of thousands of government workers to stay home, while also keeping national parks and memorials shuttered.Estimates by an economic consulting firm put the cost of the government shutdown at about $12.5 million per hour.On Tuesday near the end of the first day of the shutdown, the House failed to pass a set of separate bills which would have restarted funding for veterans’ affairs, national parks and Washington, D.C. Most congressional democrats and the White House were against the measure.President Obama on Wednesday was forced to cut short part of his upcoming trip to Asia next week. Obama had been scheduled to visit Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines and Malaysia, but he will now only travel to Indonesia and Brunei. 
Follow the latest on the effects of the shutdown at Breaking News.
Follow the latest on the fight in congress here. 
Photo: A protester covers his mouth with a dollar bill as he joins others in a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 1, 2013, urging congress to pass the budget bill. (Jewel Samad/AFP - Getty Images)

breakingnews:

Congressional stalemate continues as shutdown enters day 2

NBC News: The federal government shutdown entered its second day Wednesday forcing hundreds of thousands of government workers to stay home, while also keeping national parks and memorials shuttered.

Estimates by an economic consulting firm put the cost of the government shutdown at about $12.5 million per hour.

On Tuesday near the end of the first day of the shutdown, the House failed to pass a set of separate bills which would have restarted funding for veterans’ affairs, national parks and Washington, D.C. Most congressional democrats and the White House were against the measure.

President Obama on Wednesday was forced to cut short part of his upcoming trip to Asia next week. Obama had been scheduled to visit Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines and Malaysia, but he will now only travel to Indonesia and Brunei. 

Follow the latest on the effects of the shutdown at Breaking News.

Follow the latest on the fight in congress here

Photo: A protester covers his mouth with a dollar bill as he joins others in a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 1, 2013, urging congress to pass the budget bill. (Jewel Samad/AFP - Getty Images)

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