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Tue, Oct 1, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The Federal Government is Closed for Business


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The sun begins to set behind the U.S. Capitol as congressional leaders argue over an impending government shutdown in Washington, D.C., on September 30, 2013.
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The sun begins to set behind the U.S. Capitol as congressional leaders argue over an impending government shutdown in Washington, D.C., on September 30, 2013.

Congress missed its midnight deadline to reach a spending plan, shutting down the federal government for the first time in 17 years. We examine the impacts of the closure for California and the nation, and what it may mean for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which begins Tuesday. We'll also discuss the politics and implications of the Congressional stalemate.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Barbara Lee, U.S. Congressman representing the 9th Congressional District of California, which includes Oakland
  • Doug LaMalfa, U.S. Congressman representing the 1st Congressional District of California, which includes the northeast corner of the state)
  • Lisa Mascaro, Congressional correspondent for the Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times
  • Marc Sandalow, associate academic director of University of California's Washington Center
  • Shira Center, politics editor for Roll Call

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