The federal government is now in day two of a shutdown, and both parties have not yet reached a compromise. YNN's Michael Scotto joins us from Washington, D.C. with the latest.
NATIONWIDE -- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. suggested it could be weeks before Democrats and Republicans agree on a budget to fund the United States government. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet with House Speaker John Boehner to continue negotiations.
The thousands of federal employees who are out of work as a result of the shutdown could be without a paycheck for as long as it continues.
Earlier this week, the House passed a budget plan, but tied it to the Affordable Care Act. However, the plan was rejected by the Senate.
On Tuesday, the House failed to approve a plan to reopen certain parts of the government, including national parks, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As the shutdown continues for the second day, the Treasury Secretary said he is doing everything he can to avoid the debt ceiling.
This marks the first partial government shutdown in 17 years.