Texas Governor Rick Perry releases statement on looming government shutdown


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Statement by Gov. Perry on Possible Federal Government Shutdown


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement in response to a potential shutdown of the federal government:


“House Republicans offered a compromise solution that would temporarily address Republican concerns about Obamacare while also allowing the federal government to continue to operate. But the Obama administration’s and Harry Reid’s my-way-or-the-highway mentality jeopardizes essential functions of not only the federal government but also state services. Democrat leadership in Congress has refused to negotiate, and in so doing is jeopardizing thousands of employees, critical services, and economic recovery.


“In anticipation of the federal government’s looming shutdown, I directed state agencies that will be affected by the suspension of federal funding to develop contingency plans to prioritize essential functions and use existing budget transfer authority to allow these services to Texans to continue until Washington gridlock ends.”


To view Gov. Perry’s letter directing all state agencies to prepare for a federal government shutdown, please visit: http://governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/GovernmentShutdown_9-2013.pdf


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