Rep. Davis Statement on Government Shutdown


Date: Oct. 1, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released the following statement on Congress failing to come to an agreement to fund federal government operations:

"Like most of those I represent, I remain opposed to Obamacare, but a government shutdown is absolutely unacceptable," said Davis. "It's unfortunate that the President and leaders in Congress were unable to negotiate in good faith to put forth just a 6-week plan to fund the federal government. The Senate has even proven to be unwilling to remove a special rule to allow a federal subsidy on health care coverage for Members of Congress and their staff. We owe it to the hardworking taxpayers to continue working as quickly as possible to compromise and get this done. I remain ready and willing to work with my colleagues and leaders in the House and the Senate, Republicans and Democrats, until we come to an agreement to fund our government."