January 20, 2018-Indiana’s 16 term congressman, Peter Visclosky, released the following statement today via social media explaining why he voted in favor of the Government shut down:
Establishing a bipartisan budget agreement is my most immediate priority so that we can adequately and quickly fund our military and economic programs. Today’s funding crisis began almost four months ago on October 1, 2017, and until a budget is established for our military and our economy, we cannot proceed. Coming to an agreement has proved elusive since the President’s budget proposal eviscerated funding for programs that invest in our infrastructure, transportation systems, research and development, and the health of our people. When our country operates under continuing budget resolutions, the strength and readiness of our military suffers and our ability to make investments in jobs is hindered.