Congressman Tim Murphy Weighs In On Goverment Shutdown

By: Michele Newell

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Weddings have been cancelled, veterans have been turned away from memorials and furloughed employees are unsure if they’ll get a paycheck on Oct. 15, as Sunday marks day six of the government shutdown.

As uncertainty continues for people who are wondering when life will be normal again, but there is some hope. The House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday to pay back furloughed workers for time during the shutdown.

Congressman Tim Murphy expressed his concerns about the shutdown with NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’S Rob Pratte.

“This has come down to a political battle instead of a policy compromise. We’ll keep hammering away at this until we get the Government back up,” said Murphy.

Congressman Murphy disagrees with the closing of many historic attractions.

“The president has full authority to decide to keep national parks and monuments open, quite frankly some of it has reached a petty level,” said Murphy.

Listen to the full show for more from Congressman Murphy.

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Listen to an interview Congressman Murphy also did with the KDKA-AM Morning News:

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