Rep. Heck’s October 1st statement:
“Thousands of federal employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be furloughed tomorrow. Small businesses throughout the South Puget Sound will see delays in payments and loans from the federal government. Both Mount Rainier National Park and the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge will be closed. Every day our government is shutdown is another body blow to our economy.
Let me be clear: I am strongly opposed to a government shutdown and strongly support passing a clean funding bill. I support governing responsibly like adults and solving our nations problems through the normal democratic process. Thats not whats happening right now.
Read more from Rep. Heck’s statement.
Added Oct 2, 2013:
I am making an immediate contribution from my salary to support a local organization which is assisting the families of furloughed employees negatively affected by the government shutdown. I am working tirelessly to end the shut down as soon as possible so these deserving men and women can go back to work.