A webcam shot of the U.S. Capital building taken Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee’s congressional delegation was divided over Wednesday night’s vote to re-open the government and raise the federal debt ceiling.
Hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers were back at work Thursday morning after 16 days off the job. The workers have been furloughed since the partial government shutdown began Oct. 1.
Tennessee’s Republican senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both voted for yesterday’s compromise legislation. The state’s two Democratic Representatives, Jim Cooper and Steve Cohen, also voted for the bill.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Tennessee Army National Guardsman enrolled at a mid-state university says the budget impasse in Washington has a lot of his fellow student soldiers wondering whether it’s time to drop out of school.
Malcolm Stallard is a member of the Bravo student soldier support group on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Stallard says there’s a lot of anger in the on-campus military community over the federal budget and debt ceiling crisis.