Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon October 7, 2013
Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’
“When this is presented as ‘this is about the Affordable Care Act’, I can sit here and say there are issues with the Affordable Care Act that can be worked out and the Democrats are open to talking about that, but let’s get the government going first,” Bustos says.
On Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel decided to send most of the department's 350,000 furloughed employees back to work. He cited a law that exempts civilians from the government shutdown, if they're contributing to "military morale or readiness."