NEW YORK STATE -- The government shutdown has entered the fourth day, and local lawmakers continue to address the situation.
Congressman Paul Tonko said the debate over a measure that has already been pass is unparalleled.
"It's precedent setting, to bring a law forward and attempt to repeal as your negotiating stance," said Tonko. "That's unheard of, there should be a clean vote, we need a clean, continuing resolution."
Congressman Chris Gibson added, "I expect my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to be supportive of this pragmatic approach. Again, what it does is get the government back open with this repeal of this Obamacare provision, and it allows us to continue to negotiate, because we have so much more we have to negotiate. We've got to come together on a long term plan that grows this economy and gets us back to a balanced budget."
The government has been shut down since Monday.