Scott Statement on Trump Shutdown

December 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC  – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement:

“Republicans currently control the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, yet we are entering the third government shutdown this year. The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan solution to keep the government open until February 8th while we continue to debate the best way to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, and House Democrats were willing to support that compromise. However, House Republicans blocked a clean continuing resolution at the request of President Trump. This Republican dysfunction will force government employees to pay the price. 800,000 of them will be forced to go without pay during the holidays – including 420,000 federal employees who will have to work without pay. This shutdown will needlessly hurt federal employees and undermine public safety. I stand willing and ready to find common ground to do the right thing for the American people.”

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