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Guthrie Supports Measure to End Shutdown, Avoid Default


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Brett Guthrie tonight voted in support of legislation to end the government shutdown and avoid defaulting on our nation's financial obligations.

"No deal is ever perfect, and this one is far from it," said Congressman Guthrie. "But after 16 days of a government shutdown and on the brink of potential fiscal calamity, we acted to resume government operations and avoid defaulting on our financial obligations."

The bipartisan deal passed tonight will end the government shutdown, authorize back-pay for furloughed federal workers, protect meaningful spending reductions in current law, ensure Obamacare subsidies are not paid without proper verification, and prevent defaulting on our nation's financial obligations. House and Senate leaders have also agreed to convene a conference to negotiate a budget blueprint for the next decade.

"As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee, I will spend the coming months continuing to call attention to the catastrophic effects of Obamacare. The committee has made exposing the impact it has on America's businesses, health care practitioners, and patients a priority."

"These are challenging times and today we avoided a potentially devastating fiscal crisis. We must now fully commit to addressing the long-term spending and budget crises we face and restore fiscal responsibility to our nation," added Congressman Guthrie.

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