Congressman Rouzer’s statement regarding the government shutdown:

“Our country faces the greatest foreign threats since World War II.  The Schumer Shutdown means our troops are not paid and veterans cannot receive the benefits they are rightfully due.  It means nearly 100,000 national guardsmen will be sent home from training.  It means that Pilot Training and other training programs will be cancelled harming our readiness and putting operations in severe jeopardy.

Senate Republicans have 51 members, and it takes 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to pass a Continuing Resolution to reopen the federal government.  Senate Democrats should join Senate Republicans to do what is right for our men and women in uniform — end the Schumer Shutdown.”