Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Slams Democratic Leader for ‘Schumer Shutdown’

September 29, 2023

The Senate has not passed a single appropriations bill that passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

This is not governing. This is not responsible.

The Majority Leader has simply failed to let the Senate do its work.

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) pointed out the hypocrisy of the Democrat Leader’s attacks on House Republicans given that the Senate hasn’t passed a single appropriations bill under Sen. Schumer’s control. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“The Senate has not passed a single appropriations bill that passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.”

“The Majority Leader likes to blame the House, and particularly because it’s a majority of Republicans, he acts like this is all their fault.” 

“The Majority Leader has contributed dramatically to this shutdown because of the Senate’s failure – under his leadership – to pass any appropriations bills whatsoever.”

“This is not governing. This is not responsible.”

“The Majority Leader has simply failed to let the Senate do its work.”