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Rep. Grijalva on Government Shutdown: ‘A Product of Republican Rule'

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tonight, Congressional Republicans and President Trump refused to fund the government, triggering a partial government shutdown. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:

“Once again, Republican cowardice in the face of Trump’s temper tantrums have shut down the government. For a party that preaches so-called fiscal responsibility, House Republicans did not bat an eye to shut down the government to fund Trump’s disastrous, ineffective border wall. The last major government shutdown in 2013 cost the economy $24 billion over a 16 day period—approximately $1.5 billion a day—and created numerous hardships for America’s workers.

“This shutdown leaves almost 800,000 federal workers working without pay right in the midst of the holidays. Trump may have no concept of living paycheck-to-paycheck, but for numerous federal workers and their families, that’s the reality.

“This shutdown is the latest example of the Republican Party’s inability to govern. For the past two years, Trump and House Republicans have given hand-outs to the wealthy and big business, obstructed oversight into corruption, and put their own political interests above those of the constituents they claim to serve.”

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