As I write this, the atmosphere in Washington is electric with speculation about the debt ceiling and the lingering federal government shutdown. Yesterday, the Senate, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, was in the spotlight with a plan. Today, House Republicans are proposing their own package to open the government, lift the debt ceiling, and make several changes to the Affordable Care Act. It’s anyone’s guess whether this plan can pass the House, much less mesh with the Senate’s plan or gain the president’s approval.
Monday night on Kentucky Tonight, we had our own electricity in the KET studios with two former Kentucky Congressman debating these issues from the opening bell.