Louisiana lawmakers split on bill to end government shutdown

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Posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 7:09 AM

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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default, but not all lawmakers voted in favor of the bill to end the shutdown.

As the 16 day stalemate shows Congress is still very much divided on the issue, and so are Louisiana lawmakers.

Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Charles Boustany all voted yes to pass the bill and end the partial government shutdown.

In contrast, Senator David Vitter, and Congressmen Steve Scalise, Bill Cassidy, and John Fleming voted no to the bill.

While the government shutdown has ended, the work is far from over as Congress will again have to address the budget on January 15 and the debt ceiling on February 7.

 

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