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McCollum Opposes House GOP’s Reckless Effort to Defund ObamaCare and Shutdown the Government

September 20, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 20, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, House Republicans once again played partisan politics and passed a bill that has no hope of becoming law. The ‘Tea-Party Continuing Resolution’ (H.J.Res.59) maintains the reckless sequester, defunds ObamaCare, and fails to prevent a federal government shutdown. 

The proposed Continuing Resolution funds the federal government until December 15.  The current federal Fiscal Year ends on September 30.  If Congress and President Obama don’t approve a new Continuing Resolution by October 1, the federal government will shut down. 

After opposing the GOP’s political stunt, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement.

“The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and another reckless Tea Party Republican tantrum will not change that fact. But it is clear that the Republicans refusal to offer a clean bill to fund the government threatens a shutdown of the federal government,” said Congresswoman McCollum.

“The GOP’s government shutdown strategy puts our economy at risk and will needlessly harm millions of Americans. Speaker Boehner and the rest of the House GOP need to stop this nonsense and pass a clean Continuing Resolution.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.  She is Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.