Campaign 2010

Sep 30, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Government Shutdown

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after House Republicans allowed the U.S. Government to shut down over their demand to defund Obamacare:

“House Republicans’ Congress of Chronic Chaos just took their sad excuse for leadership to the next level, shutting down the government – all so they could take away health care and pad insurance companies’ profits.

“Americans are tired of these manufactured tantrums that have all-too-real consequences for middle class families. House Democrats stand ready to reopen the government and protect Americans from out-of-control insurance costs. House Republicans should rethink their reckless extortion strategy, end their right-wing fantasy thinking and return to the realm of reality immediately, to prevent any further damage to our economy than what they have already caused.”