The Republican will retire at the end of his term.
“This is my fifth shutdown,” Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) told CNN. “I’m beyond frustrated."
Negotiators wanted to keep the pressure on by not doing a short-term extension. But it's rural lawmakers who are feeling the pressure most.
"That’s not my problem. I’ve got my own things I’m trying to concentrate on, OK?"
Every establishment dollar spent supporting a candidate is a dollar that is going to be used against them.
Their answers are telling.
Sen. Pat Roberts acknowledged mammograms "are essential to women's health."
Other members of his committee were not having it.
The bill would require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients.
Because what's the better option?