GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan’s junior senator is working on programs that aim to help create jobs and grow the economy, aid veterans, and encourage the state’s booming craft beer industry, among other efforts, he told “To The Point.”
Last week, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, talked about the Syrian refugee crisis, the fight against ISIS and the Iran deal.
This week, our discussion with Peters continues as he talks about some of the issues he’s pursuing and the possibility of a government shutdown if Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on a budget.
“I hope we don’t have a shutdown. I’m going to do everything in my power not to have a shutdown,” Peters said. “I think it is really unacceptable that we get to the point where you no longer provide services to the great people of this country because we’re not able to do our job — which is basically what it is. Legislators haven’t done our job to come together to find that common ground and to make those tough decisions. So I think there are enough of my Republican colleagues who do not want to have a shutdown, and I know I’m against it, and my Democratic colleagues as well, and certainly the American people deserve better.”
Also on this Sept. 27, 2015 episode of “To The Point,” Gov. Rick Snyder talks what he wants to achieve in the final three and a half years in his term and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks about a new aircraft carrier that will bear the name of his old boss, President Gerald R. Ford.