WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement tonight on the shutdown of the federal government:
"The House of Representatives has shut down the government of the United States by rejecting an interim spending measure passed by the Senate, even though that bill accepted the House's own spending target through November 15. This action hurts the American economy and millions of Americans. The House should reconsider its action and re-open government immediately."