Rep. McNerney Statement on Ending Government Shutdown
Washington, DC – In response to the reopening of the federal government, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
“The government shutdown has ended, and while this stalemate was brief, it underscores the need for serious changes to be made in Washington. This is no way to govern. Waiting until the last minute to pass back-to-back short-term continuing resolutions is costly and detrimental to the long-term stability of our military and federal agencies.
“Looking ahead, there is still more work to be done. We must secure crucial spending provisions, including adequate funding for disaster relief and community health clinics. And we must find a solution for the more than 800,000 DREAMers who are racing against the clock as we approach the March deadline set by the President. Republican leaders have made a commitment to moving forward with legislation to address these issues, and we will hold them to that.”
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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