The impasse in congress seemed no closer to being resolved Wednesday morning.
Close to 800,000 federal employees are off the job and President Obama is throwing blame at Tea Party Republicans.
Last night, House Republicans tried to fund the government piece meal; starting with veterans, National Parks and the City of Washington, D.C. The first attempt failed.
Now concern is shifting toward the nation reaching the debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress that if it didn't raise the country's ability to pay its debts, the U.S. will default on Oct. 17.