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Heller Statement on Potential Government Shutdown

GOP Sen. Dean Heller to NBC News in Aug. 2017: “There will be no excuses and nobody else’s fault but the Republican Party if this government does shut down.”


The Nevada State Democratic Party urges Senator Heller to stop being dishonest and release the following statement to reflect his actual position on where the blame should fall if the federal government does shut down:

“Republicans control Congress and the White House, which is why I have already said that the responsibility and the blame for any potential shutdown of the federal government rests with the Republican Party. My party is more focused on playing political games in Washington than solving problems, and I apologize for the role we have played in failing to pass a long-term spending bill that funds CHIP and protects DREAMers.