The Back Room Politics roundtable talks to former Congressman Chris Carney (D-PA) about the effects of the government shutdown. Carney believes that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan may have more public awareness than Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, but that they are both respected by their colleagues and that someone’s reputation within Congress will ultimately matter more than their image to those outside of Congress.
K. Denise Rucker Krepp points to the Maritime Security Program as an example of a successful bipartisan effort to fund a project. Allen Moore points out that Murray and Ryan do not have a significant history of working together, but agrees that they are both likely interested in a resolution.
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