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Pascrell Lambastes Republican Attempt to Shut Down the Government

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of legislation to avert an imminent shutdown of the federal government. The legislation was approved by the House 254-to-175, with 81% of Republicans voting to precipitate a government crisis.

“It’s Groundhog Day: Democrats once again voted to keep the government open and the economy afloat, and Republicans just voted to wreck everything at the behest of Donald Trump,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Today we witnessed over half the Republicans in the Senate and most House Republicans try to shutdown the government. They also voted to deny $7.5 billion in disaster relief we are providing for our neighbors devastated by Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters. Too many Republicans in federal office are seeking to crush the government, pulverize the economy, and start a national depression for the sole reason that the President is a Democrat. The Republican Party is unfit to govern America and its leaders to do not give a damn about regular Americans.”

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