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Foster Votes To End Reckless And Unnecessary Shutdown

Oct 16, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the vote to pass a continuing resolution and reopen the government:

“While I am disappointed that extreme and irresponsible factions in Congress were able to force a costly and harmful government shutdown, I am very pleased that more rational and moderate Members of Congress were able to reach a bipartisan agreement to reopen our government and pay our bills. While today was a step in the right direction, our work is far from done.

“We cannot continue to govern from one manufactured crisis to the next.  Now it is time for moderate Republicans and Democrats to come together and work out a long term budget agreement that builds on the economic recovery we’ve seen since the recession. 

“As a businessman, I know the value of coming together to find common sense solutions. I hope that after this experience, Members of Congress will stop focusing on factional infighting and winning political battles, and start working to improve our communities, our economy and our country.”