By Ramsey Cox - 10/04/13 03:20 PM EDT
Lawmakers are still at an impasse on how to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government. House Republicans have tried to use the funding measure to defund and repeal parts of ObamaCare, but Senate Democrats have said the House needs to pass a “clean” CR without any riders.
“I think where we are, is we have the ill-conceived strategy from some in my party that has led to an immature response to not negotiate,” Ayotte said.
It's unclear where the fight will go from here, with both sides digging in for the first government shutdown since 1996. And in two weeks lawmakers will also have to negotiate a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling otherwise there will be global economic effects.