It is the responsibility of Congress to see to the running of this country, including funding the government. It is not Congresses's responsibility to only create, discuss, and vote on bills that have the President's permission. That is a violation of the protections set up in the Constitution which prevent one branch of government having more power than any other. Congress MUST taken ownership of this problem so that hundreds of thousands of workers can get their pay, keep their homes, feed their children. Then funding Homeland Security must be at the next top of the To-Do list! It's embarrassing that the rest of the world gets to see first hand how horribly dysfunctional our government is!