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McCollum Will Vote to Pass Bipartisan Agreement to Open Federal Government and Prevent U.S. Default on Debt

October 16, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 16, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

GOP Tea Party Irresponsible Gamesmanship Has Harmed Millions of American Families and Put U.S. Global Economic Leadership at Risk

Washington, DC – If Republican leadership in the U.S. House allows an up or down vote, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) will support the bipartisan agreement announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to end the shutdown of the federal government and prevent a default on U.S. debt obligations.

Congresswoman McCollum issued the following statement:

“I intend to vote today for the bipartisan Senate plan that puts federal employees back to work, protects American families from the catastrophic economic consequences of a default, and keeps ObamaCare intact. The end of this manufactured crisis, that has hurt so many people, is a victory for common-sense Democrats and Republicans who are willing to put our country ahead of political party.  I commend President Obama, Senator Reid, and Leader Pelosi for their steadfast resolve and determination to carry out their constitutional responsibilities in the face of unprecedented congressional recklessness.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.