Following the failure of the United States Congress to pass a clean continuing resolution to prevent a shutdown of the federal government, Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement:
"I join the people of New Hampshire in their frustration over Congress' inability to pass a clean continuing resolution to avert a shutdown of the federal government. The federal government shutdown will damage our economy and cause unnecessary hardship to New Hampshire families. It is simply unconscionable that, at the expense of the needs of our people, some members of Congress have chosen to put their extreme ideology first and continue to fight battles they have already lost.
"The State of New Hampshire will continue to operate, carrying out the normal functions of state government, although there may be some disruption in individual programs that are not yet funded.
"In New Hampshire, we come together to make things work, finding commonsense, bipartisan solutions that maintain our state's high quality of life, and Washington needs to do the same."