Congressman Tim Ryan Joins His Democratic Colleagues in Calling on Speaker Boehner to Bring Clean CR to Floor Immediately

Oct 7, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tim Ryan today joined 200 Members of the House Democratic Caucus in sending a letter to Speaker John Boehner demanding a vote on behalf of the American people on the Senate-passed continuing resolution, which would reopen government and end the detrimental, five day long Republican Government Shutdown.

"This is the right thing to do for our economy," said Congressman Tim Ryan.  "We can have the fights and debate about the Affordable Care Act or any other issue. But those debates should be done with the government open and our bills being paid. The Tea party members of Congress need to join with their reasonable, pragmatic Republican colleagues who have called on them to abandon this reckless and futile attempt to repeal The Affordable Care Act. For a group of people who often wrap themselves in the Constitution of United States, I find it disconcerting that they would thumb their nose at the very legislative process the Founding Fathers asked us to adhere to."

Enough House Republicans have come out in support of this bill that it could pass the House immediately with bipartisan support.

###