The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hears testimony from government officials, business owners and interest groups on how the government shutdown is affecting the economy.
Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, testifies on how the shutdown is affecting the board's investigations.
Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, testifies on the shutdown's effect on government contractors and the aerospace industries in particular.
Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher, Science, discusses the shutdown and science funding and research.
Capt. Keith Colburn, a crab fisherman in Alaska, and the owner and operator of the F/V Wizard, speaks on how the furlough of government workers, including monitors and officials in Alaska, is preventing his fishing operation from functioning.
Rachel Weintraub, legislative director and senior counsel at the Consumer Federation of America, discusses the way the government shutdown affects consumer confidence and spending.