Sen. Sherrod Brown Wants Ohioans’ Govt. Shutdown Sob Stories
October 5, 2013 Leave a comment
Friday, I received an email from Senator Sherrod Brown’s office:
[Subject] The federal government is closed
The federal government has been shut down. While the Senate passed a plan to keep the government running without rehashing old political fights, the House refused to fund the government unless it could also dismantle the health law.
This means that our offices are minimally staffed and phones will not be answered. Letters and emails addressed to my office will be responded to at the conclusion of the shutdown. With the closing of all federal offices, our constituent services team will not be able to work on any cases for you during this time, but will continue with your case after the shutdown.
The marketplaces created by the new health law for purchasing affordable and accessible health insurance are now open and can be located at http://www.healthcare.gov. Individuals seeking assistance can call1-800-318-2596.
If you have an emergency involving federal benefits, such as those provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Social Security, please email our office at Casework@brown.senate.gov. If you have a story to share about how the federal government shutdown has affected you, please email Shutdown@brown.senate.gov.
For all other matters, please use our contact form at http://www.brown.senate.gov/contact . We will respond to your concerns as soon as possible once funding for the government has been restored.
As Sen. Brown is a Democrat, I assume he only wants to know about any adverse effects of the shutdown might be having on you, and I doubt his office will appreciate any stories about how its not affecting you!