U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is blaming Senate Democrats for the government shutdown.
Kentucky's senior senator took to the floor Tuesday morning and said Senate Democrats aren't even willing to discuss a compromise regarding the Affordable Care Act. He says the House sent over a proposal that would have delayed the individual mandate to purchase health care for a year and Democrats blocked that effort.
Senator McConnell says he's sure Senate Democrats will try and blame Republicans for the shutdown.
Fort Campbell soldiers will get paid on normal schedule after President Obama signed legislation passed by both chamber to continuing paying the military—possibly the lone bright spot in the negotiations.