FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2019

CONTACT: Priyal Amin; press@turnoutpac.org

Progressive Turnout Project Denounces Devin Nunes’ NO Votes to End the Shutdown
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement regarding Nunes NO votes on H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266, and H.R. 267, four government spending bills to reopen the federal government:

Devin Nunes (CA-22) chose petty partisan politics over the well-being of hundreds of thousands of Americans,” said Alex Morgan, Executive Director of Progressive Turnout Project. “This week House Democrats, in an effort to put a responsible end the longest federal government shutdown in our nation’s history, put forth 4 spending bills (H.R. 264; H.R. 265; H.R. 266; H.R. 267) that would reopen federal agencies, including the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and several related agencies. The 4 spending bills that would send hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work, passed the House, but no thanks to Devin Nunes who voted against all 4 bills.”

“On December 20, 2018, Nunes voted ‘Yes’ on a government spending bill and this week flip-flopped his vote on four separate spending bills that would end the longest federal government shutdown ever.”

“While House Democrats have spent their week advancing spending bills to reopen parts of the government, Mitch McConnell has refused to hold a vote on a single spending bill.”

“It’s shameful that Republicans are unwilling to put the American people first and stand up to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell as they hold our government hostage and threaten to declare an unlawful emergency to fund an expensive and unnecessary wall.”

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Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $26 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races.