TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Congressman Todd Rokita, who represents Indiana's 4th Congressional District, talked with News 18 about the current status of the partial government shutdown.
Congressman Rokita told News 18 over the phone that he would like to see a resolution soon. He also said that he hopes the stalemate will come to an end before the weekend.
The congressman, who is a Republican, said President Obama's unwillingness to talk to leaders of the House of Representatives has hurt the country. He also said he is hopeful that negotiations take place surrounding the raising of the debt ceiling
Congress must decide on whether it will raise the debt ceiling, which expands or contract the ability of the Treasury Department to borrow money, by October 17.
If the shutdown is not resolved tonight, it will drag into its fourth day Friday.
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