Friday, 08 April 2011 15:04
Louisiana's Mary Landrieu, Senators Blame GOP's "Social Agenda" For Shutdown
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The possible shutdown has hit fever pitch with abortion once again causing a split between the parties on important issues.  Below is a press release sent out by Senator Mary Landrieu's office which tone and content underscores the emotional level and importance of the shutdown decision:


Democrats And Republicans Have Agreed To An Historic Level Of Spending Cuts – Only Sticking Point Left Is Extreme Social Policy Measure to Cut Off Funding To Women’s Health Centers That Provide Cancer Screenings

Senators To Discuss Impact Of Shutdown On Small Businesses And Call On Republicans To Avoid Shutdown That Could Derail Economic Recovery

A Shutdown Would Delay Small Business Loans, Stop Export Licenses, Harm Tourism And Deprive Businesses of Needed Stability and PredictabilitySubheadline.


WASHINGTON –  Washington, DC – Today, Friday, April 8th, on a conference call, U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA), will discuss the impacts of a government shutdown on American businesses. The Senators will say that that Democrats and Republicans have agreed to an historic level of cuts, the negotiations on the budget are complete and the only sticking point left is an extreme social policy measure that would cut off funding to women's health centers that provide services such as cancer screenings.  The Senators will ask Republicans to not force a government shutdown that would delay small business loans, stop export licenses, harm tourism nationwide and deprive businesses of needed stability and predictability.

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