Murphy criticizes Republicans on the Potential Government Shutdown
Source: this articles information derives from New Jersey News 12
With the looming threat of a U.S. government shutdown, Governor Phil Murphy has taken a firm stance, emphasizing the potential repercussions for New Jersey. He has been vocal in attributing the anticipated shutdown to disagreements among House Republicans.
Governor Murphy did not mince words, stating that a prolonged government shutdown would have severe consequences on New Jersey’s economy and national security. He urged, “Extreme House Republicans need to stop playing political games with people’s lives and keep the government open.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has also been in the spotlight, indicating his reluctance to support Senate legislation designed to keep the federal government operational. This comes amidst challenges faced by House Republicans in uniting around an alternative solution.
If the shutdown materializes, it would result in the suspension of salaries for a significant portion of the federal government’s workforce, which includes many New Jersey residents. This encompasses both civilian employees and active-duty military personnel and reservists.