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The Federal Government Shutdown Is Not A Game. It's Time To Clean Up This Mess, Says Ros-Lehtinen

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Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, a member of the Florida congressional delegation, reiterated this morning her expectation that elected leaders in the White House, Senate and House, regardless of their party affiliation, will respect the needs of the American family and get the Federal government back to work.

In an alarming event, the Federal government was put on hold for the first time in 17 years as its leaders were unable, or unwilling, to reach an agreement on how to fund its operations. While financial and budget issues are often the cause of much noise from Washington, this year's ultimate failure is a reminder that political posturing can quickly lead to terrible consequences for the everyday lives of American families, businesses, and their futures.

"The American people send us to Washington to work together for the betterment of our great nation; not for ourselves. It's way past time for all parties to work together in a genuine, bipartisan and adult manner to end this unnecessary government shutdown. This is not some abstract exercise. It has real consequences for our communities and our families. It's high time to end the political showmanship, and together, create a solution" Said Ros-Lehtinen


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