Republicans Cause Government Shutdown

Due to Republicans’ refusal to take responsible action to keep the government open, the United States government has shut down for the first time in 17 years.  On multiple occasions, House Republicans refused to work with Democrats and bring a clean government funding bill, passed by the Senate, to the House Floor for a vote. Instead, House Republicans pursued partisan legislation to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act, which had no chance of passing the Senate or being signed into law.  Republicans should work with Democrats immediately on a bipartisan solution to responsibly restore government funding.