Congressman Reed on Government Shutdown
(WENY)--- Congressman Tom Reed voted against the bill to reopen the government and avoid a potential default. The measure passed both the House, by a vote of 285-144, and the Senate, by a vote of 81-18.
In a statement Reed said, "The 23rd district of New York did not send me to Washington to support the status quo of government by crisis. This country needs a long-term solution that stops the endless cycle of crisis and kicking the can down the road. Enough is enough."
Martha Robertson, the Democratic candidate for Congress, weighed in on Reed's vote against the bill to reopen the government.
She says, "Although Congressman Reed tries to pose as a moderate while in New York, his actions tell a different story. His obstructionism in the face of this crisis is reckless and irresponsible, and shows his willingness to put the extreme ideology of the Tea Party ahead of the U.S. economy and his constituents."