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David Schweikert Votes to Shut Down the Government, Gravely Risking Arizonans’ Health and Paychecks

Schweikert puts political gamesmanship over Arizona families and workers

Last night, vulnerable Congressman David Schweikert fell in line with his Washington party bosses and voted to shut down the government, willfully risking crucial government benefits like delivering tax refunds and processing new social security applications just as families are preparing for the holidays. His reckless vote would also hold the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of federal workers hostage.

Since the start of the pandemic, Schweikert has continuously voted “NO” on legislation that would protect both the health and the economic progress of Arizonans.

His latest extremist vote — done for the sole purpose of political gamesmanship instead of concern for Arizona families and workers — shows a complete disregard for the wellbeing of our country.

DCCC Spokesperson Johanna Warshaw
“David Schweikert’s reckless vote yesterday proves he’s willing to rip the rug out from under Arizonans for the sole purpose of political gamesmanship. Schweikert’s disregard for how devastating a government shutdown would be for families and workers shows just how out-of-touch he is with Arizona.”

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