MARINO STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA10) issued the following statement today regarding the Schumer shutdown:
“Senator Schumer and his Democrat colleagues in the Senate are holding our country hostage by voting against the current spending bill passed by the House on Thursday. Our troops are in harms’ way without compensation and children are living without insurance because Senator Schumer and the Democrats are concerned about a program that does not expire until the middle of March.
“The Schumer Shutdown put politics and 800,000 illegal immigrants over 8.9 million children who use CHIP for healthcare, our troops, and 330 million American citizens.”