WASHINGTON -- Congressman Anthony Brindisi is speaking out about the looming government shutdown, and what he feels elected officials should be doing about it.
"I think that we can come together and take good ideas from both sides and bring them to the middle to get things done, but we have to get the government up and running first and foremost,” he said.
With the government shutdown there have been growing concerns that Social Security payments might be delayed.
A local Social Security representative says despite part of the government being shut down, Social Security checks would indeed go out.
"They were worried about their checks not coming. So that's why it's important to get the information out there because many times when you hear it on the news they’re saying a federal government shutdown. Social Security administration – we're here and we're working for you,” said Joan Lamb.
This shutdown is currently sitting in second place in day 19 in United States history. But with no end in sight, it is slated to be historic.