Pocan Laments Continued Threat of Tea Party Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON, DC--Less than 24 hours before a potential government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan released the following statement on the continued threat of a Tea Party-instigated government shutdown:
"Threatening a shutdown isn’t fun and games; it’s detrimental to our economy and the security of middle class families. Unfortunately, we are seeing another reckless attempt by Republicans to placate the extreme wings of their party, and not a good-faith effort to keep our government running. Commonsense legislators need to stand up to the hostage takers and let them know that forcing a government shutdown is not a responsible action. It’s time to get our job done."