Members of the United States Congress have failed to pass a federal budget. Their inaction will reportedly cost the country as much as $300 million every day the stalemate drags on.
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives wants to pass a budget that delays the implementation of the Affordable Care Act another year, a move that Democrats in the U.S. Senate and President Barack Obama have said they will not accept. The House of Representatives has voted at least 35 times to dismantle the health care reform legislation passed in 2010. Last year, the Affordable Care Act survived a Supreme Court challenge largely intact.
The members of Congress have failed their constituents, triggering the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years. Here is the contact information for the members of the Senate and the Houes of Representatives who represent Fauquier County's residents:
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.): 388 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
Phone number: (202) 224-4024
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va): 475 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
Phone number: (202) 224-2023
Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.-5): 125 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone number: (202) 225-4711
Rep. Robert J. Wittmann (R-Va.-1): 2454 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone number: (202) 225-4261