We want to hear from you! What would you ask our lawmakers in Washington? Leave your questions in the comments section below, and we'll select a few for the interviews.
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media after a meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the government shutdown on October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
It’s Day 7 of the government shutdown, and still no light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, many lawmakers are signaling the worst is yet to come with the approaching deadline on Oct. 17 to raise the country’s debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Sunday that it’s looking increasingly more likely that the U.S. could default on its debt for the first time in history.
Today, we’ll be talking with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who serves on 5 Senate committees, including Veterans’ Affairs, which he chairs. Sanders, the longest serving Independent member of Congress, has said that Republicans are trying to highjack the government until they get their way.
Here to defend his party and its demands is Republican Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas.
Now we want to hear from you. What would you ask our lawmakers in Washington? Leave your questions in the comments section below, and we’ll select a few for the interviews.
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