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.
If Congress fails to act by July 1, student loan interest rates will double, but some parents and students say that is not affecting their choice of college.
Students loans could double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent if Congress does not act before July 1.