Senator Lisa Murkowski today shared her thoughts with Alaskans about ongoing Congressional efforts to fund the federal government and minimize the reach and impacts of the health care law:
"As bad as I believe this health care law is for our nation, shutting down the government means lost paychecks for gas, rent and grocery money for thousands of Alaskans who work for the federal government and vital services for our veterans, seniors, children and disabled. My opposition to the Affordable Care Act doesn't mean we stop legislating. We need to get work. Shutting down the government doesn't help anybody -- and it has a harmful ripple effect on the larger economy. It is time for the President and Senate and House leaders to come together and find a solution to fund the government."