Sep 20, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Tea Party Continuing Resolution

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after House Republicans approved a continuing resolution that makes a shutdown more likely because it defunds the Affordable Care Act:

“The chaos and dysfunction of House Republicans just reached a new low, with their vote to launch the Tea Party’s kamikaze mission to shut down the U.S. government – and our economy – unless they can give insurance companies free rein over health care. Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has warned against this strategy, but House Republicans are living in a right-wing fantasyland that ignores the middle class.

“House Republicans have now made their priorities crystal clear: they will protect insurance companies’ profits at all costs, even when it hurts middle class families. Americans are fed up with these manufactured crises that put ideology ahead of solutions, and in November will be looking for problem-solvers who will help our economy, not shut it down.”


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