Friday, January 19, 2018
Hartzler: Senate Democrats willing to shut government down, deny our troops unless they get their way
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement minutes after the Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open.
“On Thursday, January 19, I supported a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 19. This measure funds the government, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and funds our troops. Minutes ago, Senate Democrats proved that they are willing to shut the government down and deny our troops funding unless they get their way, and they refused to pass the bill.
“Senate rules require sixty votes in the Senate to pass this funding bill and re-open the government. I call on Senate Democrats to join us in a bi-partisan manner to fund the government and fulfill our obligations to the American people - they deserve better.”