Legislators have largely agreed to cut back on direct payments to farmers, but they disagree on whether to cut food stamps.
Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says he does not expect many members of Congress to be willing to compromise before the current budget deal expires January 15.
Both of Indiana's senators voted to approve the bill, but many of the state's representatives voted against it.
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.