Paul Spencer Reacts to the Government Shutdown and a Weekend of Legislative Inaction

Paul Spencer, Democratic candidate for Arkansas’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement after both chambers of Congress failed to fund the government.

Candidate Spencer provided the following statement:

“Governance isn’t gamesmanship. Our representatives have yet again failed the millions of children who receive healthcare through the Children's Health Insurance program, the nearly 800,000 young people enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the millions in need of disaster relief in Puerto Rico and the southeast, the 27 million Americans who receive their healthcare through community health clinics, the thousands of federal agency employees that are now furloughed, and the broader American public that they vowed to serve.

When our government and representatives like Mr. French Hill willfully refuse to fund these vital programs and services, but have no issue passing massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, they make it clear where their priorities lie: with their donors, not with the people.

Republicans and, unfortunately, Democrats alike allowed special interests to corrupt and distort our democracy, and now, we are all paying the price.”