Progressive Caucus slams GOP over potential government shutdown

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 30, 2013 10:10 EDT
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The Congressional Progressive Caucus on Sunday blasted House Republicans for attaching anti-Obamacare measures to an emergency spending bill, a move that could lead to a government shutdown.

“We are extremely disappointed that the Republican Party put the ideological demands of a few ahead of the needs of millions of working families,” co-chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) said in a statement. “It’s not enough for them to deny tens of millions of Americans health care; they are also deliberately preventing housing loans to low and middle income families in rural communities, halting important government research into life-threatening diseases, furloughing thousands of working Americans and stopping $1 billion in assistance to small businesses. The American people need a Congress that works for them, not against them. The Republican majority proved with their action today that working families are not their priority.”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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