Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Statement on Pending Government Shutdown

Jan 19, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Visclosky released the following statement in response to the current inability of Congress to approve federal funding legislation and the pending government shutdown. 

Congress has a primary job of approving funding legislation in order to grow our economy and ensure the health and safety of all citizens.  I opposed the most recent continuing resolution legislation because we are already 111 days late and we cannot postpone the critical decisions that need to be made any longer.  It would postpone critical decisions on federal funding for the fourth time in less than 16 weeks.  How can states, communities, federal agencies and those they hire plan investments to grow our economy and jobs if they do not know with certainty what their annual budget will be.  It is infuriating that we are abdicating our most basic responsibility.  Enough is enough.  It is past time we start working together to solve problems and build our economy.