On the seventh day of a partial shutdown of the federal government, U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, urged House Speaker John Boehner to ignore a “reckless” faction of the GOP and schedule a vote on a no-strings-attached spending bill to get the government fully running.
“This shutdown is irresponsible, infuriating and reckless. Congress has been hijacked by 30 or 40 radical members who oppose a reasonable solution…. Because of a tea party tantrum, the whole country’s been paralyzed,” Frankel said at a news conference Monday.
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