Idaho's congressional delegation says their offices are receiving calls two to one in favor of continuing the government shutdown until President Barack Obama agrees to defund the Affordable Care Act.
Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says there is significant negotiation going on despite the political battles.
Republican Rep. Mike Simpson says Congress needs to find a comprehensive solution or it will continue going from one fiscal crisis to the next.
Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry President Alex LaBeau says he doesn't like the health care overhaul but trying to defund it by shutting down the government is a "foolish approach."
The Idaho Statesman reports that most of the 11,750 federal workers in Idaho didn't get a paycheck Friday, and thousands of contractors will face furloughs this week.