With a Shutdown Looming, O'Halleran Blasts Plan to Adjourn

January 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released this statement following an announcement made by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that the House of Representatives will adjourn whether the government shuts down or not:

“It is incredibly shameful and irresponsible for Congress to go home for the next week while the government is on the brink of a disastrous shutdown. With funding for our military, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and community health centers in limbo, the last thing we should be doing is taking a nine-day vacation.

“The American people deserve better than this. We should be staying here every single day it takes us to fund the government and bring stability to DREAMers. I will oppose any effort to adjourn early, and I urge Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McCarthy to rethink this thoughtless plan.”