Don’t take the word “shutdown” too literally. Political maneuvering barrels ahead even as parks close and federal workers stay home.
The stoppage of certain government functions is now in its 11th day. But Oregon Representative Greg Walden is hard at work. He was deeply involved as a House Republican “negotiator” with President Obama Thursday.
Walden and the rest of the Oregon congressional delegation said they’ll either give their pay for the duration to charity or simply forego being paid.
And closer to home, Gov. Kitzhaber signed five bills that were passed during the special session last week.
Friday mornings, we talk politics with Bill and Jeff. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.