Congressman Carson Statement on Partial Government Shutdown
Washington, DC - “For the White House and the leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress to shut down the government three days before Christmas is a new low.
“This may only be a partial government shutdown, but starting today 420,000 federal employees will be working without pay and another 400,000 will be furloughed. This will be felt immediately by these workers and the millions of Americans they serve every day. On top of this, a shutdown will cost our economy an estimated $1.5 billion per day.
“Make no mistake, this is a Trump shutdown. We were set to pass a non-controversial, short-term CR, until the President withdrew his support on a whim. Sadly, the Republicans decided to follow him down this destructive path. So long as this shutdown continues, I stand ready to pass a clean bill to meet our obligation to the American people by funding our government.
“I am confident that when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January we will fund the government and find a way to address border security as part of a comprehensive immigration reform package.”