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September 30, 2013

 

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Statement on Possible Federal Government Shutdown

A shutdown of the federal government would be bad for the United States, bad for New York and bad for our already struggling economy. The political gamesmanship being shown in Washington serves no one. It’s time for leaders of both the House and the Senate to forge an agreement that will avoid a costly mistake of shuttering important government services and furloughing hundreds of thousands of public servants, while finding responsible solutions to the broader fiscal challenges that lie immediately ahead.

New York’s Congressional delegation has shown leadership in trying to resolve this standoff, and I encourage them to continue their efforts to keep the federal government functioning. 

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