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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Slaughter Glad Federal Government Shutdown Avoided, Cautious About Job Losses

April 9, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement as the federal government avoided a shutdown:

“I know the damage a shutdown would have had on Western New York and I’m very glad to see that it was avoided allowing our troops to receive on-time payment, Social Security and Medicare claims to be processed and federal tax refunds to be promptly distributed.
“This victory was not without cost. I have already seen estimates from well-respected economists on both sides of the aisle claiming the measure we take up next week will cost America up to 450,000 jobs which would be a travesty.”