Tea Party extremists have successfully shut down the federal government and if they're not stopped, they'll succeed in shutting down our economy, too.
Instead of working across the aisle on a common sense solution, they chose to shut down our government and put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work. Their actions are hurting seniors, small businesses, military families and millions of hardworking Americans, and if they allow our nation to default on its debt later this month, it could take years for our country to recover.
This is no way to govern, and the American people deserve better. Add your voice today and join our call for ending this irresponsible government shutdown immediately. It's time to reopen our government and restart our economy.
Sen. Chris Coons
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Sen. Tim Kaine
Sen. Bob Menendez
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen