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.
The federal government officially shut down at 11 central time last night and Congressman Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville says it was because of the President and Senate Democrats’ inability to make concessions on the Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Whitfield says House Republicans changed their offers to compromise on delays regarding the Affordable Care Act at least three times, while President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed have not wavered. One of the latest offers by Republicans was a one year delay of the individual mandate to purchase health care.
Whitfield says President Obama made changes to his health care plan in recent weeks because of problems and glitches in the computer system, but changes proposed by Republicans never got traction.
It’s looking increasing likely there will be a shutdown of the federal government at 11 p.m. central time tonight and Congressman Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville didn’t offer much reason to believe differently during a news conference Monday evening.
Congressman Whitfield says House Republicans have changed their offers to compromise on delays regarding the Affordable Care Act at least three times, while President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed have not wavered in their stance. The most recent offer by Republicans was a one year delay of the individual mandate to purchase health care.
Whitfield says he can’t see a compromise happening without some concession from Democrats on Obamacare.
The Department of Defense has confirmed the death of a Fort Campbell soldier, who was deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
31-year old Staff Sergeant Thomas A. Baysore, Jr of Milton Pennsylvania died Thursday from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations.
Baysore was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Governor Steve Beshear will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Baysore’s interment for which arrangements are still pending.
The Department of Defense today identified six units, including some from Fort Campbell, which will deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.
The 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade will be deploying to Afghanistan in winter 2013-2014.
Defense officials say they will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.