House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement on the Obamacare debate:
"Today we will vote once again to keep the federal government open. And we will vote to provide families relief from Obamacare.
"One of our core principles is equality under the law. The President gave special exemptions to big business, Congress, and his political allies. But he refused to give the same relief to working families. That is fundamentally unfair. We will take action to give people the same relief the President gave big businesses, and we will take away the special deal for Congress. Will Senate Democrats close the government to protect an unfair deal?
"We have an opportunity to help families in need and help grow the economy. I hope we can find willing partners on the other side of the aisle."