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ND's Top Officials Voice Concerns on Government Shutdown

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We're into week two of the government shutdown...

and North Dakota's congressional delegation give their take on the impact this has on our state.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp expresses her concerns on the impact of the National Guard.

She says to furlough them without the promise of a paycheck was "just plain wrong."

She's also concerned about those who live pay check to pay check, those who live in Indian country in our state, and our state's expired Farm Bill.

"Good news today I think speaker Boehner came out and said he's willing to listen and based on that, President Obama just called him and we'll see what the discussions are there. I think they're looking again at a short term solution which I don't like because it just kicks the can down the road but if it buys us some time, gets people back to work, calms things down I think that that could be the appropriate path forward," says Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

"We took another step by creating a negotiating team for both parties to immediately begin working on government funding issues and the debt ceiling and I hope the Senate will name its negotiators soon because the American people expect us to get our jobs done. The time is now, says Congressman Kevin Cramer."

Senator Hoeven was unavailable for interview today but did provide statement. Hoeven says Republicans and Democrats need to come together on solutions that will fund the government and address the debt ceiling.

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