Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), released the following statement regarding the government funding negotiations:
"Like the American people, I want to keep the government open and operational. But President Obama and the democratic senate leadership have refused to talk with us. The majority of the nation and Utahns want to repeal and defund Obamacare, one of the most destructive and expensive laws ever passed. This is an important and necessary fight. If Obamacare is implemented, it will come with a $1.3 trillion price tag, paid for by increased health premiums and taxes--increased costs that hard working American families simply can't afford. House Republicans have repeatedly come to the table to negotiate. I wish the President and Harry Reid would do the same."