Key players in the shutdown debate

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:08:37 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 09:32:14 AM CDT

Meet the key players who determined how the latest fight over a government shutdown ended.

Shutdown Players - Michael Needham
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Heritage Action

Michael Needham, president of Heritage Action --  Needham runs the political offshoot of the conservative Heritage Foundation and has been unrelenting in urging lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He has told Republicans not to fear a potential shutdown, saying they would suffer more politically from allowing health care reform to continue.

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