It's now day four of the government shutdown.
House Republicans are proposing bills aimed at a partial restoration of government operations but continue to hold firm to their opposition of funding the Affordable Healthcare Act
Meanwhile the lack of political progress is making Americans tired and Wall Street investors very nervous.
ABC's Lana Zak has the latest.
Every morning the senate starts with a blessing-
But as the government shut-down drags on, the chaplain's prayers have taken a stern tone.
"Deliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable,"
With no end in sight, President Obama has canceled his trip to Asia, blaming Republicans
"There is one way out of this reckless and damaging republican shutdown: congress has to pass a budget that funds our government with no partisan strings attached."
And Republicans are blaming Democrats.
"This isn't some damn game, the American people don't want the government closed and neither do I."
Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell caught on this hot mic--
I think if we keep saying, 'we wanted to defund it. We fought for that, but now we're willing to compromise on this.' I think I know we don't want to be here, but we're going to win this, I think.
With national parks, veterans' benefits, clinical trials and more all shuttered, American patience is wearing thin.
"Just sounds like a bunch of kids arguing about whose toy it is, whose toy is whose."
Even those capitol police who responded to the threat yesterday are working without pay
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