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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke’s Statement on the Passage of a Short Term Continuing Resolution

Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the passage of a short term continuing resolution that keeps the U.S. Government from shutting down:

“I applaud Senate Leader Harry Reid and President Obama for their perseverance and unyielding resolve to make sure that a deal was reached.  However, after reviewing the bill that was passed by the Senate, there are some cuts in this legislation that negatively impact my constituents.  It would be irresponsible for me to vote for this bill. 

 “I think that it is important to point out that the long and arduous process of getting to this agreement, unfortunately, is only a foreshadowing of the many fights that lie ahead as we move forward to address our nation’s budget deficit.  I will continue to fight to ensure that Congress can get on with the work of the American people and focus on jobs.”