Local congressmen are weighing in on the shutdown that's brought parts of the government to a standstill.
Democratic Congressman Jim Costa of Fresno said Republicans who don't support the Affordable Care Act are now gambling with the nation's economy. "Shutting the government is not a proper way to amend it because there are so many other priorities that are critical for our nation and we need a budget."
Republican Congressman Devin Nunez said the standoff could last a while because the deadline to raise the country's debt ceiling is coming up in two weeks. "This is not the place I wanted to be but we also have the rollout of the president's new healthcare law, Obamacare, which seems to have a lot of problems."
Our exclusive Action News Poll shows 39 percent of people blame the president for the federal government shutdown, 41 percent blamed republicans in congress, and 8 percent blamed both.