The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 14,000 workers in Indiana, is trying to force Congress to pay federal workers.
The Senate rejected a House proposal Monday to repeal the medical device tax that is a mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
Most Republican legislators are blaming President Barack Obama, while Democrats are saying Republicans need to learn to compromise.
Some of the employees who would be out of work were already furloughed earlier this year because of sequestration.
Rep. Todd Young, R-9th, says he is leaning toward voting against a military strike on Syria, but Rep. Luke Messer, R-6th, says he plans to vote "yes."
The speech will be Mike Pence's first GOP response as governor. He delivered it several times while in Congress.
"Gridlock is a win-win" for both Congress and the Obama administration, writes an education policy analyst of efforts to revamp the "No Child Left Behind" laws.
The interest rate on new student loans are doubling Monday to 6.8 percent.
A bill making its way through Congress would reform investigation policies for sexual abuse cases in the military.
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) voted for the legislation Thursday, but Sen. Dan Coats (R-Indiana) voted against it.