House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed House Republicans’s latest proposal to continue to fund the federal government.
“The Senate has acted in a clear way to keep government open. Instead, House Republicans are insisting on not one but two proposals to shut down government,” Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday.
Pelosi’s statement came in response to House Republican leadership unveiling their latest continuing resolution plan. The proposal includes a one-year delay of the Obama administration’s healthcare reform law as well as a repeal of the medical device tax.
“The Republican measure is a gift to the insurance companies by putting them back in charge of Americans’ health care, and it is a complete abdication of responsibility on the part of the House Republican leadership as they bow yet again to the ransom demands of the Tea Party.
“Republicans have made their point, now we have to end it. They must abandon this dangerous path to create a Republican Government Shutdown and work with Democrats on a responsible plan to keep the government working for the American people, responsibly reduce the deficit, and create economic prosperity and jobs for all middle class families.”