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Rep. Graves Votes to End Schumer Shutdown


Washington, January 22, 2018 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after the House passed, with Rep. Graves’ support, a Senate-passed bill to reopen the government:

“The shutdown was a reckless ploy by Democrats to score political points against the president and Republicans in Congress. Their sole accomplishment was creating uncertainty for the troops, for sick children and for all Americans. This shutdown didn’t need to happen.   

“I hope we can move past this weekend’s drama and focus on the issues that matter. But if Democrats decide to use shutdown tactics again, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to modernize the Chamber’s operating procedures so government funding bills can pass with a simple majority. Democrat abuse of the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold is failing the American people.” 

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