Statements about Federal Budget
Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.
Congressional lawmakers earn their salaries "FOR LIFE," which for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would add up to "$803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical."
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
Ann Kuster turned "a blind eye to those in need of funding" by voting "against funding for our nation’s veterans, low-income women and children, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health."
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., "opposes a vote on his own legislation that he proposed just a few months ago."
A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.
"It’s been 4 and a half years since the United States Senate passed a budget."
Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."
"For the first time since the Korean War, total federal spending has gone down for two years in a row."
The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.
"Obama has jumped the shark and ordered the ocean closed!"
There is "a constitutional issue" that affects "the paychecks of members of Congress" during a shutdown.
"This year, the federal government will have more revenue than any year in the history of our country."
"Eighty-five percent of government's running right now. Only 15 percent of government spending is shut down."
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
"A strong bipartisan majority" in the House of Representatives "voted to defund Obamacare."
"The United States Senate — Democrats and Republicans — (voted) to keep our government open."
With Obamacare, "we're fixing to get hit with the biggest entitlement program the American taxpayers have ever seen."
"According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing Obamacare would increase the budget deficit."
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