During Government Shutdown, Ros-Lehtinen Votes to Get America Back to Work

Oct 11, 2013

During Government Shutdown, Ros-Lehtinen Votes to Get America Back to Work

“I’m dedicated to working for a compromise so we can stop the negative effects of this refusal to cooperate”

Miami, Florida – During the government shutdown, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional delegation, voted in favor of multiple bills to help our families, veterans, and ensure America remains safe and secure. These bills would fund vital programs so that needed services are provided to our children, veterans, and communities.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “Many American families have been hit hard by Washington’s inability to compromise. A number of our friends and neighbors have been disadvantaged by this gridlock. The loss of Head Start program funding, veterans’ benefits, and the ability for military families to honor their fallen patriots are just some of the casualties of this funding fight. I’ve voted to help our children, families, and veterans because I know Main Street isn’t concerned about the partisan traffic jam in Washington. South Florida expects results.

I’ve worked diligently to get the government back to work so American families don’t have to worry whether their food was inspected, if they can fly safety, or if they’ll be able to eat. I’ll be voting tomorrow, Saturday, October 12th, on needed measures and work on avoiding a crucial default of the debt ceiling. I’m dedicated to finding a solution instead of perpetuating Washington’s problem.”

Note: Since October 1, Ileana has voted to:

•             Fund Head Start for our children (H.J.Res. 84)

•             Inspect medicine and food (H.J.Res. 77)

•             Pay furloughed and non-furloughed federal workers (H.J.Res. 3223)

•             Feed pregnant women and their kids (H.J. Res. 75)

•             Help communities recover from hurricanes (H.J. Res 85)

•             Fund our veterans programs (H.J. Res. 72)

•             Protect our nation with National Guard and Reserves (H.J. Res 3230)

•             Treat kids with cancer (H.J. Res. 73)

•             Ensure airline passenger safety (H.J.Res. 91)

•             Honor families of fallen patriots (H.J. Res. 90)

•             Secure our borders (H.J. Res. 79)

•             Fund our nuclear deterrents and non-proliferation efforts (H.J. Res. 76)

•             Open parks and monuments (H.J.  Res. 70)