Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins Regarding House GOP Actions

September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM EDT

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Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins Regarding House GOP Actions

September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM EDT

"On Friday the Senate approved and sent to the House a clean budget resolution, free of politically charged add-ins, that would accomplish the simple and responsible goal of funding the budget and keeping the federal government running.

"Rather than bringing that bill to the floor for consideration, the American economy and people have been hijacked by a small group of Congressional extremists who insist on making a political statement at any expense.

"By insisting on a politically charged bill, House Republicans chose politics over people. It puts us on a fast-track to government shutdown. It was avoidable, unnecessary and will cost hard-working Americans."