Cornyn Presses Democrats To Not Shut Down Government


In: All News   Posted 12/09/2016
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‘There are folks across the aisle who want to keep the Continuing Resolution from moving forward and literally to shut down the government.’

‘With a little cooperation we'll be able to wrap up this Congress soon and turn our focus to the nation's priorities.’

WASHINGTON – In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) stressed the importance of avoiding a government shutdown by passing the continuing resolution. Excerpts of his remarks are below, and video of his speech can be found here.

“There are folks across the aisle who want to keep the continuing resolution from moving forward and literally to shut down the government. I would have hoped we would have learned our lessons the hard way, that that's not a way to solve our problems.”

“The truth is this bill, the continuing resolution, passed the House yesterday with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle. It received support of 87 percent of the House Republicans and 77 percent of House Members. The House of Representatives has now left town for the holidays and it's up to the Senate to finish the job.”

“Shutting down the government doesn't help anyone, especially those holding up the process. So we're not done yet, but we are close. And with a little cooperation we'll be able to wrap up this Congress soon and turn our focus to the nation's priorities.”