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Foster Statement on Government Shutdown

Dec 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the government shutdown:

“In the final days of a Republican-controlled Congress, the Republican Party could not even fulfill its duty to the American people and pass a budget. Unfortunately, the Republican Party and President Trump have failed to stop a shutdown, adding chaos and doubt to our economy and system of governance. It also creates unnecessary uncertainty for hardworking families and businesses right before the holidays. I would support an agreement that funds the government with a clean continuing resolution and that does not waste resources on a border wall. I will be ready and willing to work in the next Congress to pass a long-term budget and fund issues important to the American people, including education initiatives, infrastructure, and protections for people with pre-existing conditions in the Affordable Care Act law.”