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Gov. Kay Ivey speaks out on government shutdown

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Friday, Jan. 20, at midnight, the United States government officially shutdown as the members of the Senate could not agree on a budget resolution.

A shutdown means all non-essential functions of the government will cease until a resolution is agreed upon.

The disagreement with the budget between republicans and democrats lies with the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program that democrats want to be addressed. With the DACA program not being addressed in a Friday resolution, the proposed budget resolution failed by a 50-49 vote.

Today the US government is still shutdown.  On the shutdown, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said, “I am disappointed in Senate Democratic Leadership in Washington for their failure to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. I have been in contact with Alabama’s Congressional Delegation and stressed the importance of avoiding a government shutdown. Although the shutdown should be ended quickly, so that important government services including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are funded, a shutdown will have no immediate impact on current state services. The business of Alabama state government will continue as usual, despite the inaction of liberal politicians in Washington.”

 


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