Ryan to Schumer: Don’t Shut Down The Government

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Dec. 19, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a stern warning to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer  and his fellow Senate Democrats on Thursday night, minutes after the House voted to avert a government shutdown.

“Sen. Schumer, do not shut down the federal government. Do not jeopardize funding for our military and for our national security. Do not jeopardize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program,” Ryan told reporters after the successful House vote.

“It is risky. It is reckless. And it is wrong,” he continued.

“I ask the American people to understand this: The only people standing in the way of keeping the government open are Senate Democrats,” Ryan said. “Whether there is a government shutdown or not is now entirely up to them.”

Read more at The Hill.




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