TOPEKA, Kan. - Democrats and liberal activists in Kansas are criticizing Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins over the federal government's partial shutdown.
But Jenkins and other members of the state's all-GOP congressional delegation said Wednesday they're looking for President Obama and fellow Democrats to negotiate on budget issues. They also said they won't support increasing the federal debt ceiling without reductions in federal spending.
Two dozen activists rallied outside Jenkins' office in Topeka, demanding she work for a House vote on budget and debt ceiling legislation without conditions. Jenkins represents the 2nd District of eastern Kansas but is a member of the House GOP leadership team.
She said she's working to resolve financial issues in Washington. The Kansas delegation has voted for multiple measures to fund individual programs.