Sep 30, 2013

Washington, DC (September 30, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for a third time to prevent a government shutdown. 

“Today, the House acted for a third time to prevent a government shutdown,” said Pearce.  “The House proposal is a commonsense plan to keep the government running, while making sure Washington isn’t let off the hook from the laws it creates for Americans.  New Mexico doesn’t have any time for more of the Senate’s political games.  The House has done the right thing three times—it is now up to the Senate to act quickly and prevent a government shutdown.”

“From the beginning, I have advocated the elimination of Obamacare exemptions for Congress and congressional staff,” Pearce continued.  “I submitted an amendment to the CR and introduced legislation, H.R. 3198, to accomplish this goal.  Today, the House has made this a central piece of its position on the bill to continue to fund the government: Washington lawmakers, staffers, and appointees must sign up for Obamacare just like all Americans. We must end the special privileges for the political class in Washington.  More importantly, I call on my colleagues in the Senate to stop demanding special privileges for themselves and do the right thing and align Washington with the rest of the nation.”