Friday, April 8, 2011

Congressman Grijalva: "I Do Not Believe in a Budget Filled With Ideological Cuts to Programs That Have Nothing To Do With the National Deficit"

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Congressman Raul Grijalva says he's ready to compromise to prevent a government shutdown, but House Republicans aren't:

A lot of people are calling my office asking what’s happening with the government shutdown. We’re in this situation because House Republicans have insisted that any budget for the rest of this fiscal year include amendments that block funding for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection Agency. Although the Democratic majority in the Senate has opposed these provisions, and President Obama has said he will veto any bill that includes them, House Republicans have held firm, making it impossible for us to compromise on a bill that would keep the government open.

Here’s what to expect in case of a shutdown. Social Security checks will still go out, but may be slowed if the Social Security Administration furloughs much of its staff. Passport and visa applications will likely be delayed or stopped. All national parks and federal lands will be closed until further notice. Many important government activities, including toxic waste removal, disease tracking and processing of bankruptcy cases, will likely freeze.

I support a compromise budget that keeps the government open and protects the interests of the American people. I do not believe in a budget filled with ideological cuts to programs that have nothing to do with the national deficit.

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