Bennet Statement on Senate Passage of Temporary Government Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the below statement following his vote against Senate passage of a temporary government funding bill until January 19, 2018:

"The Republican majority has spent the past month on a tax bill that is completely out of touch with the priorities of hardworking Americans. Now, in the face of a looming shutdown, they claim that there is not enough to time to help the Dreamers who stand to lose their DACA status or the millions of children and families who stand to lose their health insurance. We should not accept this approach. We should stay here and finish our work, rather than abdicating our responsibility and leaving so many Coloradan families in the lurch. In the nine years I've been in Congress, we have kicked the can down the road too many times, failing to solve the challenges of the people we represent. No school board, city council, or county commission in Colorado would operate in this manner, and neither should we. I could not support a bill that, once again, takes this approach."