Obama: Shutdown is preventable

BY News Desk  September 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM EDT

President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a government shutdown. Earlier Monday, he said a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.

President Obama urged the House to pass a short-term spending bill free of any conditions that would weaken the nation’s 3-year-old health care law.