WASHINGTON — The National Governor’s Association is calling for Congress and the Obama administration to promptly reopen the federal government and to “commit to fully reimbursing states and territories for the federal expenses they absorb during the shutdown.”

While so far, states have been able to avoid closing or suspending most programs and services by using carry-over funds or state funds, “states are not in a position to be the bank for the federal government,” the NGA wrote in a letter addressed to Congressional leaders and copied to President Obama.

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