FAIRBANKS, Alaska - US Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke at a meeting with Congress fRIDAY regarding the temporary halt of the government shutdown. She discussed several conversations she had with families who have been affected by the financial insecurities they face from not being paid.
Congress and the administration came to an agreement to immediately re-open the government through short-term resolutions. The senate passed this agreement today - a measure that is also expected to pass in the House.
"So today's news allows for everyone to breathe a sigh of relief, but I don't want them whether they are a fisherman or whether they are that coast guard wife, I don't want them thinking am I only going to be able to breathe now for three week's. What happens after that?” said Murkowski.