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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2006 file photo, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho speaks in Boise, Idaho. The government shutdown could last for many days or even weeks, congressional insiders say, because politically safe members in both parties feel little pressure to compromise. Recent political trends -- including heavily gerrymandered districts that make many House Democrats and Republicans virtual shoo-ins for re-election -- insulate lawmakers from events and emotions beyond their home regions. Gerrymandering has existed for decades. But election results and lawmakers’ voting patterns show that the House is more sharply divided along party lines than at almost any point in modern times. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley, File)

BOISE, Idaho  – Idaho’s congressional delegation says their offices are receiving calls two to one in favor of continuing the government shutdown until President Barack Obama agrees to defund the Affordable Care Act.

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says there is significant negotiation going on despite the political battles.

Republican Rep. Mike Simpson says Congress needs to find a comprehensive solution or it will continue going from one fiscal crisis to the next.

Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry President Alex LaBeau says he doesn’t like the health care overhaul but trying to defund it by shutting down the government is a “foolish approach.”

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The Idaho Statesman reports that most of the 11,750 federal workers in Idaho didn’t get a paycheck Friday and thousands of contractors will face furloughs this week.

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