FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2013
Edwards Statement on House Republican Continuing Resolution
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) released the following statement regarding House Republican’s H.J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. The bill passed the House by a vote of 230-189.
“In the 113th Congress, Republicans choose continuously to ignore the challenges the House should be addressing and instead voting over 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, their insistence on dogmatic relitigation of the ACA is taking our country to the brink of a government shutdown. This is irresponsible, mean-spirited, and certain to cripple our economy, and hurt the women, children, and families who need access to affordable, quality health care. It is a shame that Republicans care more about placating the extreme flanks of their party than the 2.1 million federal workers who will not receive paychecks, the veterans who will not receive disability payments, and the seniors who will stop receiving Social Security.
“As we move forward, it is my hope that common sense prevails and we can work together to create jobs and invest in America’s future.”