Delaney Statement on Government Shutdown

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Government appropriations expired on January 19, leading to a government shutdown.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has cosponsored legislation to ensure that furloughed federal employees receive retroactive pay.  

Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:

“Washington has tried the hyper-partisan approach for over a year now and it’s brought us to this point of total breakdown and dysfunction. Previous shutdowns have proven to be bad for the country, bad for the economy and bad for people that depend upon government services. Moreover, government shutdowns are especially damaging and disruptive to Maryland. There’s got to be a sense of urgency now to get a deal done. I hope everyone gets the hash-tagging and the blame game out of their system soon, because frankly the American people don’t care about that. It’s time for us to work together on a responsible long-term budget that addresses the pressing needs of the country.”