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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur’s Statement on Funding the Government

January 18, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement in support of the one month spending bill:

I am categorically opposed to shutting down the government and urge leaders in both parties to stop the political brinksmanship.  The American people elected us to confront and solve tough problems, not retreat to our respective corners and point fingers at each other. I will vote for the Continuing Resolution, but let's not confuse this for success.  Funding the government of the greatest nation on earth one month at a time is no way to govern.  That being said, I'm grateful we will use this opportunity to achieve a much-needed, long-term reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), fund our military, and fight against addiction.  Now, both the House and Senate must compromise on a permanent budget to fund these key priorities.