Missouri Congressman Russ Carnahan says the stalemate in Washington over the budget has more to do with ideology than numbers.
A government shutdown will begin at midnight if Congress is not able to reach an agreement on the remainder this year's budget.
Carnahan says Republicans are targeting Planned Parenthood, the EPA, and public broadcasting as part of their proposed cuts.
"Certainly people are entitled to their own opinions about that,” Carnahan said. “But this is not the way to do it."
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a Republican-proposed map that would redraw the state’s congressional districts, reducing them from nine to eight.
It eliminates the St. Louis-area district currently held by Democrat Russ Carnahan.
A Missouri House committee tasked with redrawing the state's congressional districts has released an alternate map submitted by Democrats on the committee.
The first map, favored by the committee's Republican majority, was made public last Wednesday.
A GOP-chaired House committee on redistricting has released the first map showing how Missouri’s congressional districts may soon look.
Missouri is losing a seat in Congress, dropping from nine to eight, based on figures from the 2010 census.
U.S. intervention in Libya was necessary, but exposes "obvious inconsistencies" in the country's foreign policy, says Missouri Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan.
Carnahan says he's pleased that President Obama attempted to limit U.S. involvement in the intervention and is glad that international allies are involved.
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