Congressman Rooney Statement on Government Shutdown

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Congressman Rooney Statement on Government Shutdown, January 19, 2018 | Chris Berardi (202-897-7700) | comments


 Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney issued the following statement on the Senate Democrat’s forced shutdown of the federal government:

“On Thursday, I voted in favor of the House passed continuing resolution that properly funded our military, provided children’s health insurance (CHIP) for the next six years and averted a government shutdown. Sadly, Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats have chosen to place 800,000 illegal immigrants ahead of the needs of American citizens, including active duty soldiers and millions of children. The shutdown of our government is a manufactured crisis that is completely unnecessary and is totally unacceptable. Children’s health insurance and pay for our military will be discontinued immediately, while the issue of DACA, which is unrelated and does not belong in any government funding plan, is in effect until March. This type of political gamesmanship is exactly why people have such distain for Congress.”



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