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Jefferson County NY Republican Committee
Guthrie: "Glad the President finally brought furloughed civilian employees back to work"
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Legislation signed into law before the government shutdown to allow civilian military personnel to continue working has finally been fully executed by the Administration.
“I am pleased to learn that Secretary Hagel has finally acknowledged Congressional intent and brought civilian DoD employees back to work,” said Congressman Guthrie. “The House passed a bill prior to the shutdown that allowed all civilian employees who support active duty military to continue to work. The Senate and President Obama both supported this measure so it is extremely frustrating that these individuals were furloughed in the first place. The President had the same authority last week that he has this week.”
CRAMER: HOUSE PASSES FUNDING FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DURING SHUTDOWN
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted to ensure veterans services continue to be funded during the current federal government shutdown. The measure passed by the House of Representatives funds the Department of Veterans Affairs and its critical services including veterans disability payments, VA home loans, education training, and the GI bill.
“Since the Senate rejected the formation of a conference committee to work out short-term funding differences, it is essential to keep services running for our veterans,” said Cramer.
McConnell Statement on House Passage of CR, Obamacare Delay
Today's House vote reflects the clear will of the American people. Americans do not want a government shutdown and they do not want Obamacare’
Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding House passage of a bill to keep the government open while making progress on protecting Americans from the consequences of Obamacare: “Today's House vote reflects the clear will of the American people. Americans do not want a government shutdown and they do not want Obamacare.
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