McMorris Rodgers on Schumer Shutdown 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2018) — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after Senate Democrats shut down the federal government. 

“Senate Democrats had the power to do the right thing— to fund the government, support our military, and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program. They made the wrong choice tonight to shut down the government, deny our troops their pay, and keep health care coverage from 9 million children who rely on CHIP. It’s disappointing. It’s sad. It’s incomprehensible.

“The American people deserve better than a small minority of one party obstructing a fundamental responsibility of Congress— to fund the government. Democrats must put false deadlines and politics aside to end this Schumer Shutdown immediately.”

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