But Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy brought up another problem the shutdown has caused - help for domestic violence victims.
Leahy said organizations that protect women against violence are not getting their federal funding.
“In Franklin County, Vermont, a northwestern county in our state, advocates were hopeful when they learned a new grant would allow one staff members to help victims of lgbt domestic assault in that rural region. Of course this hope was given away to frustration because the funds promised on October first did not come through.”
And Vermont’s other U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders weighed in on today's events.
He said "It is becoming increasingly possible that for the first time in the history of our country. The United States will become a deadbeat nation, precipitating a national and international financial crisis."
If there's a default, Senator Sanders says it's possible the stock market will crash - and interest rates could spike on student loans and mortgages.