FACT CHECK: Bernie Moreno Supports Government Shutdown Despite Devastating Consequences for Ohioans
January 22, 2024
Columbus, OH – Bernie Moreno called for a government shutdown despite the devastating consequences it would have on Ohioans. Moreno opposed the bipartisan stopgap spending plan in September and called to shut down the federal government, which would have forced tens of thousands of Ohioans to work without pay. With additional funding deadlines looming, Ohioans should know Moreno is more focused on scoring political points than fighting for them.
What you need to know about how a government shutdown would impact Ohioans:
- Ohio small businesses would lose an estimated $4,627,400 in financing per business day.
- A shutdown would negatively impact the economy, Ohio workers, and Ohio families – an estimated 6,800 active duty troops in Ohio would not receive pay and tens of thousands of civilian employees would either be furloughed or forced to work without pay.
- Many Ohio families, including more than 93,000 Ohio children, would also lose their access to healthy food.
- Ohioans receiving Social Security could be at risk for disruptions.