Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours into the government shutdown, the House of Representatives floated the possibility of passing legislation to fund certain government programs, like the Department of Veteran Affairs, and re-open national parks.
But while the the House intends to pass these piece-meal funding bills, it has met resistance from the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama.
Senate Democrats say at this point they will not accept House GOP plan for small funding bills - @KellyO— Breaking Politics (@breakingpol) October 1, 2013
White House rejects GOP proposal for series of small funding bills - @Reuters— Breaking Politics (@breakingpol) October 1, 2013
This disagreement continues the stand off between Democrats and Republicans that led to the government shutdown, and has some Republicans predicting it could last a week.