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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on House Vote to Cut Obamacare or Shut the
On Friday, following the House vote on a bill that will result in a government shutdown unless the Affordable Care Act is cut, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:
“This was a shameful vote that risks a government shutdown just to stop millions of Americans from having access to
quality, affordable health care.
This vote proved what we’ve already known for some time: The Tea Party has won
the civil war for supremacy within the Republican Party.
right faction that’s calling the shots in today’s GOP is so focused on undermining President Obama thatthey’
re willing to drive the nation over the cliff. The only question now is what car these legislators will use: Will theyforce a government shutdown? Or, worse, will they force the U.S. to default on its obligations?
“Congressional Republicans have embarke
d on this course despite hearing from economists, as well as from businessleaders and Americans across the country, from across the political spectrum, that a default or a shutdown would bea devastating blow to the economy and hurt the wellbeing of ordin
President Obama Honors Lives Lost at Navy Yard
On Monday, President Obamahonored the victims of thetragic events at theWashington Navy Yard.The mass shooting took thelives of 12 civilians andmilitary members. In hisremarks, President Obamaoffered words of consolationto those affected by thetragedy.President Obama said:
“It’s a shooting that targeted
our military and civilianpersonnel. These are menand women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of
us. They’re patriots, and they know the
dangers of serving abroad -- but today, they faced unimaginable violence that they wouldn't have expected here athome.
So we offer our gratitude to the Navy and local law enforcement, federal authorities, and the
responded with skill and bravery.
I’ve made it clear to my team that I want the investigation to be seamless, so that
federal and local authorities are working together. And as this investigation moves forward, we will do everything inour power to make sure whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible.
“In the meantime, we send our thoughts and prayers to all at the Navy Yard who’ve been touched by this
tragedy. We thank them for their service. We stand with the
families of those who’ve been harmed.
to need our love and support. And as we learn more about the courageous Americans who died today -- their lives,their families, their patriotism -- we will honor their service to the nation they helped to make great. And obviously,we're going to be investigating thoroughly what happened, as we do so many of these shootings, sadly, that havehappened, and do everything that we can to try to prevent them.
Watch President Obama’s remarks