DNC on Republicans Voting to Continue The Government Shutdown


DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans voting to continue to the government shutdown:


“Once again, Republicans have decided to drive us into a ditch instead of taking the path forward and giving American workers their pay. There is absolutely no excuse for their failure today – this is the exact same measure they approved by voice vote just last month. Democrats have voted again and again to reopen the government, but Republicans continue to march in lockstep with Trump and today backed his one-sided, ineffective proposal.


“Hundreds of thousands of workers will miss a second paycheck tomorrow because Republicans chose to go along with Trump’s latest publicity stunt. The American people are demanding an end to the Trump Shutdown. Democrats are ready to pass legislation to fund common-sense, effective border security when the government is reopened. It’s long past time for Republicans to stop holding workers’ paychecks hostage and end the shutdown crisis Trump created.”