Senator Thune’s Statement on the #SchumerShutdown

Thune Statement on Funding the Government

“Democrats continue with their obstruct-at-all-costs approach by threatening a government shutdown over illegal immigration.” 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years:

“Democrats continue with their obstruct-at-all-costs approach by threatening a government shutdown over illegal immigration. The continuing resolution includes provisions that should be supported by members of both sides of the aisle — including funding for our troops and a six-year extension of the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program. By forcing a government shutdown, Democrats are preventing our troops from receiving the resources they need to help keep our nation safe, and they are jeopardizing the future of an important program that provides health coverage to children in need. Democrats should end these partisan, political games and join us in funding the government.”

One Reply to “Senator Thune’s Statement on the #SchumerShutdown”

  1. The Sage

    There is enough room to go around here. While it’s true that DACA is not an emergency that had to be dealt with in January when the deadline is March, why the hell does congress need to continue passing 3-week or 1 month continuing resolutions? If they need 60 votes to pass something in the senate then both sides need to come to the table and get it the hell done. If it sounds like I’m pissed, I am. Pissed at both sides for screwing around. DACA will pass eventually so get it the hell done – with border security. Sounds like Graham/Durbin had a deal but Trump torpedoed it. CHIP will pass eventually, so get it the hell done. Border security will pass eventually, so get it the hell done.

    At this point it seems we need to vote all incumbents out because they are not getting it the hell done. The public lost when when Republicans shut down government in 2013, and the public will lose when Democrats shut down government in 2018. It takes both sides to negotiate. I don’t want finger pointing from Thune or Trump or Schumer. I want both sides to come together to either get the public’s business done or get the hell out!