Diaz-Balart: Democratic Leadership Wastes Another Week on Bills That Won’t Reopen the Government
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Democratic leadership once again voted on legislation that will not reopen the government, fund federal programs that millions of Americans depend on, pay federal employees, or protect our national security.
“Two weeks ago, the House voted on legislation that everyone knew would not reopen the government. Last week, the House voted on legislation that everyone knew would not reopen the government. Now, yet again, the House has voted on legislation that everyone knows will not reopen the government. For three weeks now, I have urged Democratic leadership to stop playing games, come to the table with real solutions, and negotiate in good faith to reopen and fund our government. We must end this shutdown, pay our furloughed employees, and fund the programs which are critical to so many families. Unfortunately, another week has been wasted and we are no closer to a resolution. Democratic leaders refuse to even begin a conversation that would lead to legislation being considered in the Senate, and eventually reaching the President’s desk. I continue to urge my Democratic colleagues to end this charade. Work with House Republicans, the Senate, and this Administration on a path forward. End this government shutdown and get our country back to work. The American people deserve nothing less.”