The governor says his administration is still in talks with the federal government over whether Indiana can use the Healthy Indiana Plan to expand Medicaid.
The federal government has been shutdown for four days, with no end in sight, and a former Congressman says the longer it lasts, the worse things will get.
State Democratic Party Chair John Zody says Indiana's congressional delegation needs to stop pointing fingers and stop the government shutdown.
Most of Indiana's Congressional delegation have reported they are safe after gunshots were heard near the capitol building this afternoon.
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.