Kentucky's congressional delegation is reacting after a deal was reached yesterday to end the partial government shutdown.
Congressman Ed Whitfield issued a statement saying that while he was in favor of the legislation to end the shutdown, he remains committed to fighting the effects of the Affordable Care Act as they become more evident in the months ahead.
He says the government shutdown is just another example of the country’s broken budget process that is in dire need of reform.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Bowling Green told WHAS in Louisville there were no winners in the debacle, as Americans are tired of the process.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says now is the time to get to work on the larger issues.
Congressman Whitfield says he looks forward to House and Senate negotiators working to reach an agreement by December 13th on a long-term blueprint that will reduce the deficit, reform the tax code, and promote economic growth.