Wilson Urges Senate Democrats to Avoid Shutdown by Supporting Military

Apr 8, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) took to the House floor this morning to urge Senate Democrats to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the House and pass a bill that funds military troops and their families for the rest of the year.

Click here to view the speech from earlier today.

Thereafter, the Congressman proceeded to take part in a gathering of conservative House leaders on the steps of the Senate to call on Senator Reid to end the 48 days of inactivity his party has been responsible for by acting on the budget the House passed.

“Our men and women in uniform cannot be treated like pawns in a political game. Enough is enough, House Republicans have presented multiple budgets and the Senate has failed to act on any of them. I urge Senator Reid to act on this bill in order to support our military while avoiding the impending government shutdown.”

Pictures from this morning may be viewed here.