Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement after House leadership refused to pass a clean continuing resolution, paving the way to a government shutdown.
"This is exactly the kind of political gamesmanship Americans are sick and tired of. Today House leadership put their political agenda ahead of the American people and refused to find common ground.
"Unconscionably, this political gamesmanship has put at risk our economic recovery and our commitment to our seniors, troops, and veterans.
"I continue to urge House leaders to bring a clean continuing resolution to the floor for an immediate vote to prevent a government shutdown and ensure that our recovering economy continues to grow, our troops in combat continue to receive pay, and our veterans and seniors continue to receive critical benefits they earned.
"We need to put people above partisanship and solutions above ideology. I stand ready to work with my colleagues in both political parties toward that end."