Iowa Lawmakers Split on Votes to End Government Shutdown
Iowa U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was among 18 senators who voted against a measure that reopened the federal government and avoided a financial default. Grassley, a Republican, says he voted Wednesday night against the measure worked out by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell because it did nothing to address the nation's debt. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, voted in favor of the measure. The measure was approved 81 to 18 in the Senate. Meanwhile in the House, the measure was passed by a 285-144 vote. One of those no votes was by Iowa's 4th District congressman Steve King. He appeared on CNN last night
King went on to say he would have rather kept the shutdown going because this battle was the "last tool in the tool box" before Obamacare went into effect.