Democrats and Republicans must work together to avoid a government shutdown. Americans should not be denied the critical services they have already paid for.
In order to reduce the deficit, Congress passed and the President signed into law $41 billion in cuts included in the current CR that is funding the government. Republicans want to cut an additional $4 billion, which includes stripping support for some pressing educational challenges without redirecting these critical resources to meet the educational needs of our children. This is not a good place to start.
Any cuts proposed by Democrats or Republicans must be measured by whether they create or lose jobs and whether they strengthen or weaken the economy and the middle class.
As we work together to avoid a government shutdown today, we must also work to build a better future for tomorrow.