Tag Archives: Government Shutdown

President Obama’s Message: Pass a Budget and End the Government Shutdown

Today, President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office with Americans who will benefit from today’s opening of Health Insurance Marketplaces. Following the meeting, the President delivered a statement to the press where he discussed the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as the government shutdown that began today due to Congress’s inability

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New Mexico Democrats Respond to the Republicans’ Shut Down of the Government

Updated 11:54 pm MDT After Republicans in the House of Representatives acquiesced to the extreme Tea Party wing of their Party and voted to shut down the government, New Mexico’s Democratic leaders responded to the decision by the Republican leadership to follow it’s most radical members in their caucus. New Mexico’s Democratic leaders in Congress,

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Steve Pearce Votes for Tea Party Resolution to Shut Down the Government

ONCE AGAIN, CONGRESSMAN PEARCE VOTES TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IF REPUBLICANS CAN’T GET THEIR WAY—TEA PARTY EXTREMISTS READY TO WRECK THE ECONOMY AND DENY SERVICES TO NEW MEXICANS New Mexico’s Democratic House members, who opposed the Republican bill, viewed the vote differently. “House Republicans, led by an extremist faction of their party…voted to all but

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján: House Republicans Continue to Threaten Government Shutdown over Ideological Demands

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement after voting against House Republicans’ Continuing Resolution that includes provisions to undermine the Affordable Care Act. “House Republicans seem determined to shut down the government if they do not get their way. Despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act was passed

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U.S. Senator Tom Udall Responds to Latest Push by House Republicans to Shut Down Government

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) released the following statement on the latest attempt by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to push the nation to a government shutdown: “Shutting down the government over an issue that was settled in the last election isn’t leadership, it’s political gamesmanship at its worst. “A shutdown would cause

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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Statement on Republicans’ Latest Attempt to Force a Government Shutdown

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today: “The vote today in the House to sabotage ObamaCare is a vote to shutdown the government. This would be devastating for New Mexico. A government shutdown would ripple throughout the entire economy, shake consumer confidence, delay critical services for seniors and veterans, and hurt hard-working

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President Obama Announces New Diplomatic Efforts With Iran—The President Also Issues Warning to Congress

Today, President Obama spoke with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the first communication between an American and Iranian President since 1979. The two leaders discussed ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. In a statement this afternoon from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama said that while “success is by

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U.S. Senator Tom Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Avoid Government Shutdown

“I’m tired of these ultimatums, and I know New Mexicans are too. Lurching from one potential shutdown to another is a dysfunctional way to govern. It’s harmful to the economy and to middle class families. It erodes our national security and hurts military families. And it’s devastating to the morale of the public employees in

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Senator Tom Udall Backs Measure to Protect Military Pay in Case of Government Shutdown

Urges Congress to Stop Irresponsible Threats of Shutdown and Get Focus Back on Strengthening the Economy, Working for Americans U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced yesterday that he is joining a bipartisan group of senators in cosponsoring a bill to protect military pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Military Pay Protection Act, which

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Shutdown & Default: The Politics Of The Right

Republicans in Congress are so focused on following the Tea Party in undermining President Obama and his health care law that they are willing to risk the economic well being of the US and world economies unless they get exactly what they want. The GOP plan to either shut down the government or default on

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