At midnight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid marks the government shutdown, blames House Republicans for the stalemate, saying they can solve things by giving in:
"This is unnecessary blow to America, to the economy, to the middle class, to everyone. The House has within their power, the ability to avoid the shutdown. They should simply pass the 6-week CR that we sent them. So, Madame President, we're coming in the morning and see what they have done ... but I would hope that they understand within their power, anytime, all they have to do is to accept what we have already passed."