Rep. Dold votes against government shutdown
U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (IL–10) recently released a statement addressing the fact that he voted against the government shutdown.
“Two years ago, a lack of strong, independent leadership led to a costly government shutdown that put our nation’s stability and security in peril,” Dold said. “I fought tirelessly over the past few weeks to avoid this fate, because at the very least, the American people deserve leaders who will come together to keep our government open and work hard for hardworking taxpayers.”
Dold and his colleagues voted to avert a government shutdown. They accomplished this by passing a resolution to fund the U.S. government until Dec. 11, 2015.
“A core responsibility of Congress is establishing a yearly budget for the federal government to live within -- something that households, businesses and hard-working Americans around this country are forced to do every day,” Dold said. “I’m proud to say that, unlike two years ago, Congress was able to put people before politics to keep the government open.”
Dold states that it is his goal to improve the government for the benefit of the people.
“Our work to create an efficient, effective and accountable government is far from done,” Dold said. “There are serious issues that need to be addressed and keeping the government open will allow us to face these challenges head on. Moving forward, I remain committed to working with my colleagues — both Democrats and Republicans — to keep our government open and amplify the voice of the people in the Tenth Congressional District.”