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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Barr Calls on Democrats to End the Schumer Shutdown

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked House-passed legislation to keep the government open, fund our military, and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program:

“After passing all twelve appropriations bills ahead of schedule, more than five months ago, and reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance program in November, the House did its job yet again by passing legislation to keep the government open, fund our military, and ensure access to health care for children in need.”

“It is disappointing that Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, used the filibuster to block this non-controversial bipartisan government funding bill solely for the purpose of making unrelated, politically-motivated, and divisive policy demands.”

“I call on Senate Democrats to stop their partisan obstruction, stop prioritizing divisive politics over funding our troops and children’s health care, end this Schumer Shutdown, and vote to reopen the government immediately.”