WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:
“Congress yet again is facing a crisis of its own making. Lawmakers must pass a continuing resolution this week to fund the federal government beyond Sept. 30 and prevent a disruption to vital federal programs and services. This CR must include funding needed to fight the Zika virus and address the water crisis in Flint, Mich., and must be free of any anti-worker provisions.
“While a shutdown seems unlikely, the potential exists – and that’s a needless and avoidable distraction for millions of public servants and American families who depend on the government staying open.
“The failure of this Congress to pass a federal budget on time is yet another reason why we need to elect lawmakers this November who will lead the way in delivering services to the public, not stand in the way with ideological battles.”