Davis wants to prevent future shutdowns

Published 10/17 2013 04:38PM

Updated 10/18 2013 10:51AM

Update: 10:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- An area congressman is trying to pick up the pieces of a government shutdown. Rodney Davis (R) says he never wanted to see it happen.

He did vote with other Republicans to delay the President's healthcare law which led to the shutdown, but he says the U.S. shouldn't go through this anymore. In fact, he says he's pushing for a bill to end government shutdowns altogether.

The current bill to fund the government only lasts through January 15, 2014, so we could see a similar situation next year.

Original: 4:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- Local Republican Congressman Rodney Davis reacted to the deal to reopen the government by saying he never wanted to see it shut down in the first place. In fact, he says he wants to sponsor a bill to ensure government shutdowns never happen again.

Davis was slammed by political action committee commercials blaming him, in part, for the shutdown. He says now Congress should focus on passing a farm bill before January.

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