Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding Republican threats to shut down the government:
“Speaker Boehner said his goal is to not shut down the government. If he is serious about that, he should completely take a shutdown off the table and tell other Republicans to stop with the threats. A government shutdown could mean no Social Security checks for seniors, and no money for border security or paychecks for our troops. Families across the country are struggling and they are worried about their livelihoods.
They deserve better than threats of a government shutdown that would have devastating consequences at a time our country and their families could least afford them.”