Rep. Alan Lowenthal said Tuesday the federal government shutdown is "irrational in its conception and terrible in its likely effect."
“Every day that the federal government remains
closed means more families, students, veterans, and businesses do not
have access to the federal services they need or depend on. Head Start
programs, small business loans, veterans’ benefits,
social security applications, passport and visa services – the list of
delayed or closed services goes on and on," the Democratic Congressman from Long Beach said in a statement.
“This is not what my constituents sent me here to do. I came here to work on rational solutions to the problems facing my constituents and the nation. But this situation is irrational in its conception and terrible in its likely effect," Lowenthal said.
“The American people deserve better and it is our job, our duty, and our responsibility to return Congress to rational, reasoned, and cooperative governance."Lowenthal, a Democrat, represents the California's 47th district, which includes Long Beach, Los Alamitos and Rossmoor.