Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith: “The Numbers Don’t Lie. Democrats Voted to Shut Down the Government.”

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on the Senate Democrats' vote to shut down the federal government.

Rep. Smith: “The American people can count.

“Forty-four Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government. Only four Senate Republicans wanted to do the same.

“So ten times as many Democrats as Republicans supported denying funds to our military, to children’s healthcare, and to everyday Americans.

“The Senate Democrats must be held accountable. Their actions halted government services. They can’t blame anyone else.

“The numbers don’t lie and the American people can count. Forty-four Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government.

“Let’s hope they change their mind and vote to get back to work. We have much to do to make America great.”