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McGarvey speaks on House floor about government shutdown

“Let me be clear: Kentuckians cannot afford a shutdown.”

Via press release from McGarvey’s office

Today, Congressman Morgan McGarvey (KY-03) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives ahead of the potential House Republican government shutdown. Below are Rep. McGarvey’s remarks:

I rise today because I’m frustrated. I came here to work – to work across the aisle and get things done. Right-wing extremists are preventing us from doing our most important job: passing a budget. It is catastrophic for our country, our community, and our economy if extremist Republicans shut down our government.

Let me be clear: Kentuckians cannot afford a shutdown. 119,884 Kentucky moms and babies will lose access to vital nutrition assistance, and nearly 556,000 SNAP recipients lose access to their benefits in a prolonged shutdown. 10,672 federal civilian workers in my district could be furloughed or have to work without pay. These are real consequences to Republicans’ harmful actions.

So pass a spending bill; it’s our job. And when you’re done playing political games, we’re ready to work together to avoid a disastrous shutdown.

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