Spanberger Statement on Vote to Keep Government Open, Protect Virginia’s Economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to keep the federal government open and to protect Virginia’s economy.
“A government shutdown would devastate so many of the Virginians I represent — like the federal workers who would be furloughed or work without pay, the government contractors who would not see a cent of backpay, and the small business owners who would not get back lost revenue. The impacts would threaten Virginia’s economic stability. Our Commonwealth cannot afford a shutdown.
“Virginians and Americans across our country are tired of Congress’s inability to fulfill our fundamental responsibilities. Today, I cast my vote to protect our local economy and the livelihoods of so many Virginians. But going forward, the U.S. House Republican majority must work in a bipartisan way to keep our government open, strengthen our economy, and put an end to this Groundhog Day cycle of kicking the can down the road.”