Moderate Democrats Urge Speaker to Avoid Shutdown

A group of “16 moderate Democratic senators, led by Mark Udall (CO), today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to prevent a shutdown of the federal government,” according to a press release.

In addition to Udall, the letter was signed by senators Michael Bennet (CO), Tom Carper (DE), Kay Hagan (NC), Tim Johnson (SD), Mark Begich (AK), Jon Tester (MT), Mark Warner (VA), Ben Nelson (NE), Kent Conrad (ND), Jim Webb (VA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Mary Landrieu (LA), Claire McCaskill (MO), Bob Casey (PA), and Chris Coons (DE).

They say it would be “irresponsible to shut down the government and punish our constituents solely to assert a political point.”

Read the full letter here.

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