Government shutdown starts with House Democratic microphone

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) shot back in jest, "It appears the only microphone that's not working is on the Democratic side in this Republican-controlled House of Representatives."

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) was the first Democrat to make his way to the Republican microphone. "The microphone in the well on the Democratic side has shut down, so I will use the microphone on the Republican side," he explained.