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A Hendersonville man tried to get answers about the government shutdown and he didn't like the responses from our elected leaders.
Gregg Capps says he gets recordings saying offices are closed, or no responses when he does get through. He's worried for the country and about services he requires to stay healthy. Capps has been blind since birth. He's worried about the shutdown and called our lawmakers to tell them, I feel like if this continues to go on all of the gains that the economy has made will be lost."
He's also concerned with so many federal workers furloughed; it leaves our country vulnerable to those who would hurt us.
Capps says he called Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan but wasn't satisfied with their recordings. Hagan's indicating her offices in Washington and North Carolina are closed. But Burr's phone message indicated his offices were open but only with essential legislative staff.
He called Rep. Patrick McHenry and he says there was no feedback, someone just listened, he says, said thank you, and hung up.
McHenry's media spokesman says all thoughts are shared with the Congressman, contact information is requested from the caller and someone responds to the inquiry.
Capps says he talked with someone with Congressman Mark Meadow's office. He expressed concerns about his social worker who helps the blind. Capps says since she receives some federal dollars, she's being furloughed, up to a month, and he's worried about that too.
Meadows Communications Director Emily Miller tells News 13, the Congressman called Gregg Capps directly Monday and told him he discussed his situation with Governor Pat McCrory, and assured him no social workers are being laid off.
By Rex Hodge
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