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Rep. Denham: We Must Fund Our Troops, Despite A Government Shutdown

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Location: Washington, DC

Representative Jeff Denham, today released the following statement in response to the President's threat to veto a bill that would fund our troops for the remainder of the year and keep the government operating. Rep. Denham, a veteran himself, believes that we must support the men and women who risk their lives fighting for our freedom every day.

"The well being of our troops and their families must come before politics. As a veteran, a US Representative and citizen of the United States, I voted yesterday for a bill to ensure the federal government stays open and our troops are funded through the end of the fiscal year. As a nation, we must provide the necessary resources for the brave men and women who risk their lives every day in defense of our freedom. In a time of war, America's leaders must unite. It is time for the Senate to act!"-- Representative Jeff Denham


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