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Garrett Statement on Senate Failure to Fund the Federal Government


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), senior member of the House Budget Committee, and Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, issued the following statement after the Senate failed to fund the federal government:

"I am deeply disappointed that President Obama and the Senate refused to come to the negotiation table and failed to fund the federal government. In vote after vote, House Republicans have looked to compromise, as has historically been the case when debating budgets, but Democrats in Washington refused to budge.

"By an overwhelming majority, my constituents have made it clear that they are concerned with ObamaCare and do not believe it is ready for prime time. While President Obama has given waivers to his political backers, the American people are demanding fairness for all. It is my hope that President Obama and the Senate will take this time to begin honest discussions with the House and come to a quick resolution to fund the federal government."

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