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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - News 8 reached out to our local representatives Wednesday to see where they stand on the government shutdown.
All the lawmakers we spoke to were able to agree on one thing -- life on Capitol Hill is bad. Representative Scott Peters says he's working with several bipartisan groups to figure out how to get the government funded. He adds he's been flooded with emails and calls.
"We're getting messages from civilians working on military bases, got an email from a guy today, he's had four years without a raise. Now he's been furloughed," Peters said.
We tried all the other San Diego representatives, but didn't hear back.
On Twitter, Representative Juan Vargas hasn't commented on the shutdown since it happened. For Duncan Hunter it was the same story.
Republican Darrell Issa has updated his account in many tweets speaking about Obamacare, what the shut down is centered around. One update read, "I'm proposing we #ReplaceObamaCare and give all Americans access to the same affordable, high-quality health coverage as members of Congress."
We also reached out to both of California's senators. We weren't able to get through to Senator Dianne Feinstein's staff and her Twitter hasn't been updated since September 27.
We did get a call back from Senator Barbara Boxer, who says two-thirds of her staff have been furloughed. She was quick to blame Republicans, and had a message for San Diegans.
"I'm fighting very hard to get us opened. It's easy to do it, just call Speaker Boehner and tell him you love your country. That's why you chose to work for your country, and you want to go back to work," she said.