The US Congress building is seen at dusk on the eve of a possible government shutdown as Congress battles out the budget in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Local legislators are reacting to the government shutdown.
U.S. Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio had this to say:
"Across our country, Americans are as disgusted as I am by the latest Washington spectacle of failed leadership. I hear it everyday from Americans hurting and wondering whether anyone in Washington even cares about people like them who continue working hard and sacrificing, only to keep falling behind.
"While Washington debates how to keep the government open, too few are talking about how to keep the American dream alive for the vast majority of Americans threatened by Washington's dysfunction and intrusions into our economy and lives."
House Representative Ander Crenshaw says:
"I am deeply disappointed and will be working closely with colleagues to end this unnecessary stalemate. My offices in Jacksonville and on Capitol Hill are open and ready to address any questions and concerns that constituents may have."
The story will updated with more reaction as it becomes available.
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