Day 4: Federal government shutdown - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Day 4: Federal government shutdown


It's day four of the federal shutdown with no immediate end in sight.

But there may be the first signs that House Speaker John Boehner is backing down from the budget impasse with President Obama.

Boehner says he won't allow a default when the debt ceiling vote hits in less than two weeks.

With the government partially shutdown and the united states careening toward defaulting on its debts in mid-October House Speaker John Boehner made a key admission about the debt ceiling.

A republican who spoke to CNN after a private meeting with House GOP members said Boehner informed them he will not allow a default to happen, even if it means relying on votes from democrats.

In the city that lives for an open mic moment to pull back the curtain, I just got done with CNN and I said over and over again we're willing to compromise.

Senate republican leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul delivered.

I don't think they poll tested "we won't negotiate" I think it sounds awful for them to say that.

Yeah I do too.

But at campaign style event in Maryland President Obama pulled an ace out of his sleeve.

"Hello everybody!"

Sounding the alarm for a key voting block, seniors in a government shutdown, social security checks still go out on time.

As he explained why defaulting is worse than a government shutdown.

In an economic shutdown, if we don't raise the debt ceiling, they don't go out on time.

He again pressured House Speaker John Boehner to fund the government and drop Obamacare concessions.

Call a vote, put it on the floor and let every individual member of congress make up their own minds, and they can show the American people are you for a shutdown or not.

Even a car chase and shooting on capitol hill brought into relief the chaos in Washington.

The two federal officers injured are both working without pay because of the shutdown.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at