Reaction To McConnell’s Role In Government Shutdown Compromise

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 10/18/2013 12:23 am

The Federal Government Shutdown ended last night with a deal that also prevented a debt default.

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell played a key role in the final deal.

Some Kentuckians we talked to said McConnell’s role in the compromise show that he can get things done in Washington. But others said he caved and gave in to democrats.

“When you lead a compromise,” Dr. Stephen Voss, UK Political Science Professor said, “you almost always take a bullet in DC.”

Voss said McConnell was in a lose-lose situation from the start. Finding a compromise before a debt default was a very good thing for McConnell.

“The way he handled it,” Voss said. “Being able to come in at the last minute and work the compromise, which he's done several times, seems to have him leave the battle in as strong of a position as he could have, given where he started.”

A major Kentucky infrastructure project was also included in the budget deal reached Wednesday.

Around $2.8 billion dollars will go the Olmstead Locks and Dam Project on the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois.

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