Roe Issues Statement on Government Shutdown

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government last night:

“I joined my House Republican colleagues in fulfilling one of Congress’ most basic duties, which is to keep the government open. It is unconscionable that Senate Democrats prefer shutting down the government instead of funding our troops and providing a long-term solution for children’s health care. This Schumer shutdown is bad for America and East Tennesseans deserve better. We must put party politics aside and pass a funding bill to reopen the government before we address any additional policy matters.”