Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Funding Bill to Re-Open Government and Avert Economic Default
October 15, 2013
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2775:
“Tonight, I voted in favor of H.R. 2775, the bipartisan funding bill, because it was the onlyresponsible thing to do to re-open government and pay our nation’s bills. I share the frustrations of millions of Americans who are fed up with the political brinkmanship in the halls of Congress. For the last sixteen (16) days, House Republicans have placed partisan politics ahead of the needs of the American people by allowing the government shutdown to continue due to their unreasonable demands to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. We do not put America’s full faith and credit in jeopardy to score political points.
While I agree Congress must address our debt crisis, it is reckless and woefully irresponsible to do so at the expense of the American economy. There are no winners in this debacle. We all lose when 800,000 federal workers are furloughed, costing American taxpayers $300 million a day and diminishing our economic reputation globally. Enough is enough! Let’s reopen government and prevent an economic default so we can finally come to the table and deal with the pressing issues of deficit reduction and job creation.”
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