The federal government has shut down and there’s no end in sight.
House Republicans manufactured this crisis—refusing to pass any spending bill that didn’t include huge policy changes unrelated to government spending—to force their right-wing agenda on Americans, even after losing the 2012 election.
This shutdown is a huge and unnecessary threat to the economy and could throw the country back into recession. The economy is still struggling to recover from the 2008 collapse and now that 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed, the shutdown is causing huge new uncertainty and economic pain for working families.
John Boehner has the power to end this shutdown and put 800,000 people back to work right now. All he has to do is call a vote in the House to pass a clean spending bill.
Join Daily Kos and the DCCC to tell John Boehner: End this shutdown now.
This shutdown is a huge and unnecessary threat to the economy and could throw the country back into recession. Pass a clean spending bill and end this shutdown now.