WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the
following statement today regarding the ongoing budget battle in Washington and
the U.S. House of Representatives’ short-term proposal to avoid a government
shut-down this week:
“A government shutdown is not the answer. Senate Democrats’ unwillingness to come to the table to make real budget cuts is not a responsible solution.
“Make no mistake - we’re in this predicament because Senate Democrats abdicated their duties and failed to pass a budget last year.
“Congressman Ryan's plan puts solutions above politics and takes on the crippling debt that threatens America’s jobs creation and future prosperity.”