Washington DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after Republicans in the House moved the country closer towards a government shutdown with an extreme plan.
"This is a crisis manufactured and perpetuated solely by Congressional Republicans who allowed a Tea Party takeover of the Republican Party in Washington. These Washington politicians who receive quality health care themselves are insistent on delaying health care for millions of Americans. Unless Republican leaders get control of their party, extreme right ideology will take precedence over the middle class, jobs, economic growth and national defense. If our government shuts down, the extreme right wins and middle class Pennsylvanians will be harmed."