Hassan calls government shutdown “reckless and unnecessary” as it comes to an end
Gov. Maggie Hassan is welcoming the end of the federal government shutdown but declaring that “the days of Washington operating by showdown must end.”
In a statement late last night after Congress voted to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown, Hassan, a Democrat, said the fight over the budget and the debt ceiling had created uncertainty that hurt the economy.
“While I am pleased that Congress finally reached an agreement to end the federal government shutdown and avert a catastrophic default, this entire episode was reckless and unnecessary, and it caused real harm to New Hampshire’s families and economy,” Hassan said in the statement.
She added, “In New Hampshire, members of both parties have proven we can work together constructively to pass a budget on time and to solve problems on behalf of the people of our state. Washington must now do the same.”
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