Rep. McNerney Statement on Short-Term Funding Deal to Reopen Government
Washington, DC – In response to the announcement that a short-term funding deal has been reached to reopen the government through February 15th, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
“After 35 days of chaos, the dedicated men and women of our federal workforce will finally be able to return to work on behalf of our country and receive the paychecks they have earned. While I am pleased we have reached an agreement, I also recognize that this is a short-term solution to a bigger problem.
“Throughout this shutdown, the House passed numerous bills to restore funding, but our efforts were repeatedly rejected. For over a month, our national security, our economy and the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of federal workers were jeopardized and used as a bargaining chip. This is no way to govern. Negotiations in Washington should not come at the expense of American security and prosperity.”
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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.