Lawmakers weigh in on government shutdown

BISMARCK, N.D. - Tuesday morning, the government will reopen, ending a three day stale-mate.

Monday’s compromise facilitated in part by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and the Common Sense Caucus, will fund government functions through Feb. 8.

“One of the things that we've got to get beyond is the rhetoric, and the winning and losing in a partisan way,” said Heitkamp, “because when government shuts down, the people of this country lose.”

However, underlying issues behind the shut-down remain; namingly, no solution for DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

“To vote against something, because what you wants not in it, means that you're willing to vote against anything," said Rep. Kevin Cramer, R, N.D.