President Obama says that if Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to shut down tomorrow. September 30, 2013.
President Obama says that he and members of his cabinet discussed the potential impacts of a government shutdown and how the various federal agencies and departments will be managing to make sure their core essential functions continue.
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
In this week’s address, President Obama says that on October 1, a big part of the Affordable Care Act will go live and give uninsured Americans the chance to buy the same quality, affordable health care as everyone else. It is also the day when some Republicans in Congress might shut down the government just because they don’t like the law. The President urged Congress to both pass a budget by Monday and raise the nation’s debt ceiling so that we can keep growing the economy.