Friday night, Democrats shut down the government over deadlines that didn’t exist. Their games jeopardized health insurance for 9 million children and hurt our troops.
They refused to reopen the government until Monday afternoon.
We are relieved Senate Democrats reversed course and joined Republicans to end the #SchumerShutdown and reauthorize CHIP for more than 9 million children.
The Reckless #SchumerShutdown RISKED...
Children’s Health Insurance Funding
9 million children could have lost access to their health insurance
This would have denied access to potentially life saving treatment
More than 2 million members of our military would have not been paid until the shutdown ended
100,000 national guardsmen would have been sent home from training
Pilot Training would have been stopped, impacting readiness
Training would have been canceled for tens of thousands of reservists
50 percent of the civilian workforce would have been furloughed - impacting contracting, medical, maintenance, and morale