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John Shimkus statement on bill that keeps government open through September

US Rep. John Shimkus on Obamacare repeal, replacement

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, discusses the latest updates on GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
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U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, discusses the latest updates on GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, released a statement on the funding bill for Fiscal Year 2017 that funds the government through September:

“My constituents are fed up with massive, must-pass bills that spend too much of their hard-earned money on too many things the federal government has no business being involved in. But as President Trump tweeted this week, ‘the reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!’

“This is 2017 stuff we had to deal with. It’s the backlog of spending bills from the previous administration. With all that finally behind us, Congress can now take up the first budget based upon President Trump’s priorities, and we can get to work on the 12 individual spending bills for the 2018 fiscal year that begins October 1. That open, transparent, and deliberative process is where we get our leverage.”

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