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Government Shutdown / Reopening / Cruz Interview #1053457

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The end of the government shutdown introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The return of federal workers as the government reopened examined; details given about the cost of the shutdown. [President OBAMA - says there are no winners; challenges Republicans not to break the government.] [In ABC interview, Senator Ted CRUZ - says he will do anything to stop the "train wreck" of Obamacare; criticizes Obama and Senator Harry Reid.] A statement from Senator Mitch McConnell quoted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) How lawmakers cleared out of Washington after the vote noted; photo of Speaker of the House John Boehner leaving shown.

(Capitol Hill: Jeff Zeleny) The question of whether members of Congress should give back their pay during the government shutdown examined; details given about the outcome of ABC calls to all members of Congress who voted "no" on reopening the government. [Representative Frank LOBIONDO††- explains why he sent his salary back.] [Three Congress MEMBERS - state they will keep their pay.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) How viewers can find out if their Congressmen returned salary noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Karl, Jonathan;
Zeleny, Jeff

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