Kaine Statement on House Republicans' Continued Insistence to Keep Government Shut
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the proposal announced by House Republicans yesterday:
"I am happy to see Republicans in the House of Representatives move away from jeopardizing America's full faith and credit by repudiating default as a negotiating strategy. But, their continued insistence that government remain shut is wrong. By refusing to negotiate on a budget compromise since March, the House guaranteed that shutdown would occur. This has caused huge pain to Virginians, their businesses and communities. We need to press forward and find a deal that re-opens government, affirms our fiscal responsibilities and finally begins the budget negotiation process."