Pingree Statement on Government Shutdown

By Carol McCracken   (Post # 1 ,534)

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement after Congress failed to pass a bill last night to keep the government operating.

“It is outrageous that the Republican obsession with weakening the Affordable Care Act has now led to a government shutdown.  I”m hopeful that a compromise can be reached quickly, but for now an extreme group of Tea Party Republicans has made good on their pledge to shut down the government in an attempt to undermine the health care reform law.  The law has already benefited millions of Americans and will allow uninsured Americans to sign up for health insurance starting today, yet these extremists in Congress just won’t let up in  their crusade to repeal, delay and undermine the law.”