A picture of Representative Matt Cartwright
Matthew C.
Democrat PA 17

About Rep. Matthew
  • Government Shutdown

    by Representative Matt Cartwright

    Posted on 2013-09-28

    submit to reddit

    Read More about Government Shutdown

    CARTWRIGHT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, once again Congress is set to play politics by threatening to shut down the government, rather than work toward a compromise.

    Just last month, we marked a disgraceful anniversary of our Nation, the S&P's downgrading of the full faith and credit of the United States.

    Gridlock and extremism did what wars, natural disasters, and other natural crises could not do: cause credit rating agencies to question whether or not America had the political will to pay its debts as they come due.

    Now we're faced with another deadline with the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, a budget that needs to be passed and a debt limit that needs to be lifted so we can continue to do business.

    Congress has a lot of work to do. We need to do it fast. This is the work we were elected to do. Let's stop holding blame-game press conferences and get the job done.

    [[Page H5938]] ____________________

  • submit to reddit
  • Register your constituent account to respond

    Constituent Register