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Dem Rep. Jackson Lee: We need to stop 'extreme attitude' of GOP conservatives, open government

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"We need to stop the extreme attitude," Jackson Lee said on the House floor. "We need to recognize that the poor people of America, the people of America, need this shutdown to stop and the extreme element of the Republican Party needs to stand down while Republicans, 20 of them, and Democrats, 200-plus, vote to open the government now." 

She spoke on the 10th day of the partial government shutdown, which Democrats say was created by Republican demands to undermine ObamaCare as part of a 2014 spending resolution.

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