As budget negotiations continue in Washington, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says the country is on the verge of a government shutdown in a new video message to constituents.

The congressman released the message in response to questions in the district about the cause and impact of a shutdown.

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Yarmuth also announced his support of the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act, a bipartisan bill that would guarantee members of the American armed forces receive their full paychecks, on-time in case congressional leaders are unable to reach an agreement before midnight Friday.