State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Federal Government Shutdown

"Washington Republicans are playing political games with the health and well-being of New Jersey residents. Today’s reckless and heartless decision to shut down the federal government puts programs at risk that provide essential protections and services to the most vulnerable among us. I am closely monitoring the impacts to New Jersey residents and businesses, and will be working with all our Departments to minimize any disruptions. The White House and Congressional Republicans need to get back to work and create a responsible agreement that preserves health insurance for millions of children, protects DREAMers, and keeps the federal government on the job as a full partner for the people of New Jersey."

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