WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement early Saturday morning after congressional Republicans refused to negotiate a long-term spending deal that funds critical Connecticut priorities.
"Republicans asked to be given control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. They got it, and this is what America gets – total, complete dysfunction. The continuing resolution President Trump is trying to force down our throats is terrible for Connecticut – it guts funding for community health centers, inadequately funds our state's military contractors, and may lead to the deportation of thousands of immigrant kids. Instead of punting and passing a fourth continuing resolution, President Trump and Republicans could choose to sit down and write a real budget with Democrats this weekend, but they are refusing. That's really sad.
“I will be here all weekend, ready to work on a budget deal that is good for Connecticut and the country. I'm not going anywhere, and I'm hopeful enough Republican senators are willing to break with President Trump to work with us to get a deal done."
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