Rep. McNerney Response to Government Shutdown
Washington, DC – As Congress has failed to reach a compromise to continue funding the federal government, sending the government into a shutdown, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
“I’m here in Washington, working with my colleagues to find a compromise to end this government shutdown. While we continue to work towards a solution, my offices will remain open during regular business hours. Many federal services will also continue to operate as usual. Mail will still be delivered and VA hospitals and clinics will remain fully operational. Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security benefits will be received by current recipients, though new applications will stall.
“I’m committed to ensuring that our federal employees can get back on the job, and that they and our military service members receive their pay. At the same time, we also need to make sure that the agreement we reach does not shortchange our Community Health Centers or come at the expense of the more than 800,000 people who face deportation and being torn away from their homes and families.
“We currently find ourselves at an impasse, but this inability to compromise hurts the American people, inhibits our ability to govern, and undermines American credibility in the eyes of the rest of the world.
“There have been several bipartisan compromises advanced by congressional leaders that have the potential to move us forward. Now is the time to come together to get our country back on track and to show that we can govern the way the American people deserve.”
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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney