Today, HRC issued the following response after the federal government officially shutdown following weeks of irresponsible and reckless behavior by the Trump-Pence Administration:

“Today’s government shutdown is the result of a failure of leadership by Donald Trump and Mike Pence.  They kicked the can down the road on every deadline over the past year, from appropriations to children’s health, disaster relief to Dreamers. After weeks of racist and irresponsible rhetoric, our nation is now closed for business to those who need its support most. ,” said David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director. “It’s wrong to pit Dreamers against children’s health coverage. We can and should protect the 800,000 young people who could be forced to leave the only country they’ve ever known, and vital health care for vulnerable children. The inability of President Trump to follow through on his promise to protect Dreamers is unconscionable. A bipartisan DREAM Act is ready to go. It’s time to get it done.”

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