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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine Issues Statement on Partial Government Shutdown

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WASHINGTON– U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., released the following statement on the partial shutdown of the government.

"House Republicans let the United States government shut down at midnight because they would not accept a compromise spending bill passed by the Senate last week to fund government until Nov. 15 at the precise spending level proposed by the House.

"After allowing the shutdown to occur, House Republicans decided to pass a motion seeking a conference between the two houses on government funding. The Senate has been seeking a budget conference since March 23 and has been blocked by Republicans 18 times in the last six months.  The House's decision to finally seek a conference to discuss short-term budget issues after shutting government down shows a callous disregard for the economy and for millions of American families who are affected by the shutdown. 

"The House should act to reopen the federal government by accepting the compromise offered by the Senate. Otherwise they are responsible for keeping the government closed to make an ideological point over health care."

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