Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today took House Republicans to task for an 11th hour attempt to derail budget negotiations and shut down the federal government over crucial women’s health funding. Watch her speak at a press conference this morning.
“Here we are, 12 hours away from the United States government shutting down. What is this over? It is over women’s health. The [budget] numbers have been agreed to, but it’s an opportunity for the right wing in the House to really sock it to women,” said Senator Feinstein.
At midnight Friday, the federal government will run out of money and begin a shutdown of key agencies and services, furloughing more than 177,000 workers in California.