Essential services like social security and post offices remain open, but many others, claimed "unessential" have been shut down.
OSU Cascades Poltiical Science Professor Jim Foster says this is divided government once again -- gone wrong.
"Here we are the United States of America and our govenrment is shut down and frankly it's been shut down for awhile with rancorous partisanship and now it's gone to the next step. And it's revealing , it's telling us how government does not work. And its troubling because if we don't raise the debt level in a couple weeks, it's going to hurt our good faith in credit and that's really a troubling situation."
A recent study found 7 out of 10 Americans disapprove of the government shutdown.
44 percent are "angry" with the way things are going in Washignton and 44 percent are "dissatisfied."