WASHINGTON D.C. - Friday marks day four of the government shutdown and there's been little progress toward a bipartisan agreement in congress.
The mail is still getting delivered and social security and medicare benefits continue to flow, but the shutdown is being felt across the country.
On Friday, Washington Senator Patty Murray stepped up to the Senate podium to talk about the impacts seen in Washington state, and to encourage her fellow lawmakers to return to the negotiating table.
"The entire country is watching and wondering how we got to this point. Let's do the right thing and show we can work together and fulfill the basic responsibilities we were elected to do," Sen. Murray said.
During her remarks, Senator Murray also talked about the hundreds of furloughed workers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the state's large contingent of veterans whose benefits are at risk.