Wow, that #SchumerShutdown was pointless

Three days later and the absolutely unnecessary and irresponsible #SchumerShutdown is finally over. We hope the Senate Democrats are happy that they put children’s health at risk and jeopardized our troops’ paychecks just so that we’d agree to work on an issue that…we were already working on. Yikes!


Let’s recap: Senate Democrats were offered legislation full of ideas that they agree with, and decided anyway to vote against funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and our military because they wanted to play politics on DACA. Mind you, Republicans are at the table to discuss DACA — separately. More on that at

Senate Democrats made a bad choice, and we will continue to call them out for it, even though the #SchumerShutdown is finally over.

ICYMI – Chair McMorris Rodgers on Fox News: #SchumerShutdown didn’t have to happen

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) went on Fox News this weekend to call out the Senate Democrats for their completely unnecessary government shutdown.
CLICK HERE to watch her interview

“There was nothing in that bill for them to oppose.”

Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY): “Senator Schumer, where is your heart? Senator Schumer, where is your head? It is not only reckless, but it is wrong to jeopardize access to health care for children in need.”
CLICK HERE to watch Saturday’s full press conference