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Indiana US senators disagree about government funding measures

By Brandon Smith | Published on in Uncategorized

Indiana’s two US Senators have opposing views on a short-term funding measure aimed at avoiding a potential government shutdown.

Senator Dan Coats, a Republican, says he’ll oppose the proposal until Congress addresses what he sees as a coming fiscal crisis created by President Barack Obama. Coats blames Obama for executive overreach and failure to find bipartisan solutions. The Hoosier Republican says he wants the GOP majorities in both houses to come up with “meaningful action.”

Senator Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, says Hoosiers want Congress to help the economy – or at least not make it worse. Donnelly says “it’s embarrassing” that some in Congress are willing to shut down the government and play games instead of solving problems. Donnelly says Congress needs to work together to keep the government open.