The federal government has just officially ordered a shutdown for the first time in 17 years due to the inability to produce funding. Below is an image of the letter sent from the office of management and budget from President Obama.
House republicans sent multiple offers to the Senate in order to avoid a government shutdown as long as Senate democrats would compromise on some level. However, Senate democrats were unwilling to compromise and pass anything less than full implementation of Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been demanding a “clean” continuing resolution, which would not compromise the President’s healthcare law. Reid claims that democrats have already met republicans in the middle and compromised enough.