Speaker David Ralston Issues Statement Regarding Federal Shutdown

We received a note from Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s office concerning the federal government shutdown after the Senate failed to adopt a Continuing Resolution last night.

“I’m disappointed and disturbed that Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and their liberal colleagues have chosen to shutdown our federal government. They’ve irresponsibly sacrificed the well-being of children on CHIP health insurance and the financial stability of our military families to pursue a selfish political agenda. Just as our nation had begun to benefit from President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a small group of left-wing radicals tries to derail our progress.

In Georgia, we have benefitted from responsible financial stewardship and strategic investments over the last seven years. Thanks to Governor Deal working in partnership with the legislature, together we have empowered the private sector to create more than 650,000 jobs and seen record-low unemployment. We’ve also replenished our rainy day fund while implementing conservative reform measures to preserve and sustain the HOPE Scholarship and our public education system as well as our roads and bridges. I will never understand why some in Washington feel they can govern so recklessly when the future of our economy is at stake.”

—Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge)

Congress is continuing to negotiate an agreement to a new short-term CR to fund the federal government for a few weeks.

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Jerry
Jerry

Nice try, but no cigar. CHIP and DACA should have been resolved a long time ago. The Republicans in Congress had every chance to resolve these two very important issues with very eager Democrats. This shut down is a failure of leadership, a failure to recognize the importance of negotiating in good faith. Maybe it’s not so bad. The war mongers and NWO types will have to accept this pause in aggression. Maybe thoughtful negotiations will take the place of the big stick. Just my 2 cents

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’ve provided this helpful timeline in case Mr. Ralston decides to poke around the GeorgiaPol comment section: 9/5/17 – President Trump officially ends the DACA program. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/politics/trump-daca-dreamers-immigration.html 9/6/17 – President Trump estates his desire to work with Democrats to legalize the DACA program. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/politics/house-vote-harvey-aid-debt-ceiling.html 9/13/17 – President Trump reaches a tentative deal to legalize DACA after a dinner meeting with Pelosi and Schumer. The next morning his administration tries to backpedal and say there was no deal. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/us/politics/trump-dinner-schumer-pelosi-daca-obamacare.html 10/24/17 – Paul Ryan told fellow Republican House members that DACA would be part of the year-end spending bill. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-daca-omnibus-conservatives_us_59efd21ce4b0b7e63265bb76 12/1/17 –… Read more »

rickday
rickday

Nancy Pelosi… smh, as if the corporate democrats are not playing loyal opposition. So what have we here?

More regurgitated GOP rhetoric from 2010. Ralston is so out of touch with real humans not in suits from lobbying firms he can’t rationalize; he thinks Team GOP can do no wrong. The problem is the status quo and Ralston is the chief waterboy for Trump and Co. Barely a cheerleader. Who cares what he ‘releases’? A blame memo. What ‘leadership’.

Gregs
Gregs

Amen!

Moreover, the president himself stated that “US needs a good shut down”

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/331512-trump-us-needs-a-good-shutdown

Now that he has exactly what he wanted, its someone elses fault.

Just when you thought we hit bottom :
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/21/china-us-government-shutdown/

This, with the “art of the deal” maker in the white house.

MikeSilver
MikeSilver

DACA …. Democrats Against Citizens of America.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I don’t know what is funnier about this release, “liberal” being thrown around like a slur or these clowns trying to take some credit for the economy.