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Rep. Napolitano's Statement on Reopening Government & Averting Default

October 17, 2013
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and avert the U.S from defaulting on its national debt:

“We are glad to finally be able to pay our bills, put our government back to work, and help all those who were unfairly treated as a result of the federal government shutdown. We trust that our colleagues will not make a habit of threatening default as a way of reaching an agreement and put an end to governing in a crisis environment. This is especially critical as both parties come together over the next few months to reach a long-term budget solution that reduces spending but is fair to hardworking Americans.”

“We must understand this unnecessary government shutdown should have never happened. It has cost our economy, our country, and our citizens $24 billion, according to S&P, money that could have been used toward debt reduction. We look forward to working with the President on his pledge to pass comprehensive immigration reform soon as well as other issues relating to our economic recovery; such as investing in transportation, water supply, and other critical infrastructure, in order to create jobs and grow our economy.”

 

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