The governors of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have urged federal lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown.
Nebraska's Dave Heineman, Iowa's Terry Branstad and South Dakota's Dennis Daugaard met Wednesday in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota for their Tri-State Governors' Conference and discussed what the shutdown had done to their states. All three are Republicans.
Heineman and Daugaard said the shutdown's chief impact has been the loss of National Guard jobs. Daugaard also said the uncertainty caused by the shutdown "is not helpful to any of our economies."
Heineman said both parties are at fault for the situation in Washington and Branstad said President Obama should stop attacking the Republican leadership in Congress because that lessens chances of compromise.