Ribble Statement on Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. -

The following is a statement from Congressman Ribble:

"It’s harmful and embarrassing that the federal government has reached a point of shutting down operations.  This is not a moment to be proud of or to celebrate. 

I’ve stated from the beginning of this process that while I vigorously oppose Obamacare and believe it is poor healthcare policy, I do not believe shutting down the government is the correct strategy to address this flawed law.  Two wrongs don’t make a right. 

Whether two days, two weeks or two months from now it is irrational to assume the President is going to sign a law eliminating his hallmark legislative achievement.  The only outcome this yields is additional acrimony, risk to our economy, and escalating but appropriate distrust of government to actually get its work done.  I hope congressional leadership in both chambers and both parties will work expeditiously to resolve this issue and bring this shutdown to a close."