In lieu of the impending Government Shutdown that the U.S. is facing, the Senate is currently meeting to discuss spending, figuring out what strings need to be pulled for the Affordable Care Act to get passed, and speaking on what needs to get done in order for the Government to stay fully operational.
Also known as “Obamacare,” the Affordable Care Act provides universal healthcare for all, but there is a huge amount of controversy surrounding it. This has been a bill that President Obama has been fighting long and hard to pass, but has yet to successfully do so due to conflicting views in the Senate amongst political parties. However according to President Obama, if the Affordable Care Act does not get passed by the Republican party immediately, the Government will be completely shut down until further notice.
Check out the live stream of the politicians debating on the Senate floor below.