Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz released the following statement in response to the House's unwillingness to pass a clean Continuing Resolution, resulting in a government shutdown.
"Despite knowing that a government shutdown would hurt seniors, veterans, families, and dedicated public servants, as well as put our economic well-being at risk, House Republicans have stubbornly refused to agree to fund the federal government," said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz. "Due to their recklessness, the United States government has been forced to shutdown. Every moment that the government remains closed endangers our economy and American families across the country. I will keep working to pass a Continuing Resolution that reopens the government."