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Citizens Frustrated by the Government Shutdown Speak Out

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KENNEWICK, WA-- The government shutdown left many citizens frustrated and Tri-Citians are voicing their opinions. 

Local citizens say they feel abandoned by the government and they're concerned politicians are only thinking about themselves, not the people who elected them.

Congress avoided a default and reopened the government, but one woman tells NBC Right Now she thinks politicians need to learn to work together and remember who they're working for.

"No matter whether the other side has something good, they won't agree with it because it's the other side," said Adrien Spears.

Although Congress passed a bill to fund the government through January, some citizens question if the political stalemate will happen all over again.

"Is this going to be an ongoing thing? They all go back to work for a while and then (President Obama) does the same thing over again. He plays this game of shutting down the government every time he doesn't get what he wants," said Beverly Johnson.

Congress and the president aren't very popular right now with the American people and citizens say it's going to take a lot to rebuild confidence in their representatives.

"They've lost touch with the people who elected them. I'm not confident at all, to tell you the truth, that this isn't going to happen three months down the road again," said Melinda Osburn.

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