Washington, D.C. (WXOW) The partial government shutdown is not only affecting federal employees. Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says, there’s a ripple effect.
Senator Baldwin provided media availability Thursday to the media for questions about the shutdown. She says it now affects people who do business with the federal government. During a recent conversation, she used Tomah Memorial Hospital as an example.
The hospital has a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program. But right now, no one is available to distribute loan payments.
Senator Baldwin sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking whether his department can do anything about the Tomah situation.
In the meantime, Baldwin says the House passed legislation which would re-open government. She says the Senate should do the same.