Governor Ivey Comments on Senate Democratic Leadership's Failure to Pass a Continuing Resolution

MONTGOMERY – Yesterday, Congress did not pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement regarding this event.
“I am disappointed in Senate Democratic Leadership in Washington for their failure to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. I have been in contact with Alabama’s Congressional Delegation and stressed the importance of avoiding a government shutdown. Although the shutdown should be ended quickly, so that important government services including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are funded, a shutdown will have no immediate impact on current state services. The business of Alabama state government will continue as usual, despite the inaction of liberal politicians in Washington.”