Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s September Shutdown Threat

May 2, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding President Trump’s statement advocating a government shutdown in September:

“Once again, the President is recklessly threatening chaos in the lives of millions of Americans.  

“The last time Republicans shut down the government, their recklessness cost the American economy $24 billion and 120,000 jobs.  President Trump’s radical and irresponsible threat to shut down the government again will only hurt the American people he is supposed to serve. 

“Given that they control the White House, and have majorities in the House and Senate, Republicans would have no one to blame but themselves for another pointless, dangerous Republican Government Shutdown.”
 

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