- Created on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 14:09
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives attempted to amend the Senate-passed Continuing Resolution three times, resulting in a government shutdown.
“I am extremely disappointed that Speaker Boehner and House Republicans continuously blocked a vote on the Senate-passed Continuing Resolution that would have been signed by the President and avoided a government shutdown. Instead, House Republicans have chosen to play partisan politics; furloughing hundreds of thousands of federal employees, halting funding for programs that assist our most vulnerable, such as WIC, and placing the overall health of the fragile U.S. economy in jeopardy. The priority should have been passing a budget and continuing to fund the government in a timely and responsible manner.”