Government Shutdown: Information to Contact Your Legislators

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TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) - The government shutdown continues, and so does the standoff between the House and the Senate.  This, as the October 17 debt ceiling deadline approaches.

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are still furloughed, and many wondering when Congress will reach a deal on the debt ceiling or if the country will go into default.

If you would like to voice your concerns, here is contact information for your leaders in Washington, D.C.:

U.S. House of Representatives

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
(202) 225-0600 - Washington office

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-District 4) - see counties in District 4
(202) 225-4876 - Washington office
(256) 734-6043 - Cullman office
Email link

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-District 5) - see counties in District 5
(202) 225-4801 - Washington office
(256) 551-0190 - Huntsville office
(256) 355-9400 - Decatur office
(256)-718-5155 - Shoals office
Email link

U.S. Senate

Sen. Harry Reid - (D-Nevada)
Senate Majority Leader
(202) 224-3542 - Washington office

Sen. Jeff Sessions
- District includes all of Alabama
(202) 224-4124 - Washington office
(256) 533-0979 - Huntsville office
Email link

Sen. Richard Shelby
- District includes all of Alabama
(202) 224-5744 - Washington office
(256) 772-0460 - Huntsville office
Email link

The White House

President Barack Obama
Comments: (202) 456-1111
Switchboard: (202) 456-1414
Website link
Email link


  • James

    I don’t know who your financial adviser is in this report, but I would not invest money with him. Also, I would ask that your reporters do some investigating before scaring the public.1st of all, the U.S. will not default if the debt ceiling is not increased; we will just go farther into debt if it is raised. Listen to Rep. Brooks. All these other people are playing politics, especially President Obama and Harry Reid. If we do not reduce the outlays, that is the most dangerous fiscal cliff we face. You may want to check the Section 4 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which requires the government to pay the debts and pensions they are obligated to pay. However, many of the expenditures by this administration are caused by the unprecedented expansion of government including the (un) Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) that will add unbelievable debt to the citizens of this great nation. You don’t increase the allowance of a teenager just so they can buy more “stuff”, and Obama and his minions are acting like spoiled brats. Or maybe more like an Imperial president. Didn’t we get rid of King George because we wanted freedom from this type of government?

  • James2

    I DO know this financial advisor and I DO invest with him with much success. The information he provides on the debt ceiling is accurate. The Treasury Secretary has said the US will risk default after Oct. 17th, there is no better authority on this than the Treasury Secretary of the United States. Paying our financial obligations (which requires us to raise the debt ceiling) shouldn’t be debated. Furthermore, it does not increase spending; it only pays the bills for what the country has already spent. While we are spending too much, and the outlays should be reduced, those debates and arguments should be thru the budget process (which is why the gov’t is shut down). The debt ceiling is, and should be, a totally separate issue and shouldn’t be open to debate.

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