Chairman Xavier Becerra on the Republican Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Tonight, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after House Republicans shut down our government:

“House Republicans threatened to shut down our government and now they’ve done it.

“Tea Party politicians may be financially insulated from the hurt of a government shutdown, but they should put themselves in the shoes of average Americans who will suffer the pain of not working on Tuesday morning because of this fabricated budget crisis. Harming our economy and weakening middle class families – it doesn’t get more out of touch than that.”