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Roe discusses impact shutdown would have

September 30th, 2013 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Roe discusses impact  shutdown would have

Rep. Phil Roe

Both U.S. Reps. Phil Roe and Morgan Griffith remained supportive Monday of a House GOP resolution to continue federal government funding through mid-December and delay Obamacare for one year.

But the Democrat-controlled Senate voted later to strip the Obamacare delay  and  set the stage for a possible partial federal government shutdown today barring an act of Congress.

Roe, R-Tenn., said the shutdown would not affect Social Security checks going out but would impact campers at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Sevier County.

“They will furlough all but essential personnel (at the park) ... They won’t ask campers to leave tonight, but they will suggest in the next day or three that folks pack up and leave,” Roe said of the shutdown’s impact in a conference call with reporters.

Agencies like the Internal Revenue Service and Environmental Protection Agency would be scaled back, Roe added.

Read more in Tuesday’s print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.

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