Larsen Votes To Keep Government Open, Calls On GOP To Stop Threatening Women’s Health Care

Sep 30, 2015 Issues: Budget, Health Care, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today issued the following statement after he voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed a 10-week spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 11. The federal government’s fiscal year ends today at midnight. 

“While it is good news for the American people that the government will be open for business tomorrow, I am frustrated that a shutdown was once again on the table as Republicans threatened to deny basic health care to millions of women and men by defunding Planned Parenthood. And I am concerned that Republicans will be back at it for yet another reckless funding showdown in just a couple of short months.

“Instead of voting multiple times to take away preventive health care from people in our communities who can least afford it, Republicans should channel their energy into keeping the government working for the American people,” Larsen said.