Normally packed with tourists, the stairs leading from the Capitol Visitors Center up to the Capitol Rotunda are empty as the government shutdown enters a second week, Monday in Washington. The government partially shut down last week amid Washington gridlock and faces a make-or-break deadline later this month about the nation's borrowing power. Republicans have refused to budge without concessions on Democrats' health care law. Democrats have resisted GOP efforts to dismantle that health care law.
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published Monday, October 7th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law's sales tax on heart pacemakers and MRI machines, then why isn't that happening?