Both Colorado senators expressed displeasure with the dysfunction in Washington this week.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who’d voted for short-term government funding measure that passed the senate Wednesday, but failed to advance, said a government shutdown is not the “right answer” in a tweet shortly after it took effect Friday.
Gardner: I voted for a clean government funding bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday night, and I am continuing to work to get a bipartisan deal to fund the remaining parts of the government. We need to border security, and I have introduced bipartisan immigration reform legislation with Senator Bennet that allocates $25 billion dollars to fix this program. That said, I don not think shutting down the government is ever the right answer. I will continue to work with my colleagues toward a solution that can reopen the government.”
U.S. Sen. Michael (D-CO) issued this statement after voting for the short-term funding bill Wednesday. The bill was rejected by Trump and the U.S. House.
“A choice between shutting down our government over a border wall or passing another short-term budget is typical Washington.
“We continue to set a terrible example for how we govern ourselves in a democracy. Our disagreements should not be excuses for gridlock, but invitations to solve problems. That’s the standard set by generations who came before us. We should learn from their example.”