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Lowey Statement on President Trump's Shutdown Threat

May 2, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tweets advocating a government shutdown:

“President Trump’s statement advocating a government shutdown is reckless and irresponsible.

“Congress is about to consider a good, bipartisan Appropriations package containing important investments, carefully considered provisions, and compromises between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate.  It should not be thought of as a zero-sum game with one party winning or losing - it is a win for the American people.

“I urge President Trump to consider being a constructive part of our government’s spending decisions, rather than a destabilizing influence.”

 

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115th Congress