REMINDER: Bernie Moreno Supports Government Shutdown That Would Be Devastating for Ohioans
November 13, 2023
4 Days Left Until The Shutdown Deadline
Columbus, OH – With another government shutdown looming, Ohioans should remember that Bernie Moreno called for a shutdown and supports forcing tens of thousands of Ohioans to work without pay. In September, Moreno opposed the bipartisan stopgap spending plan and called to shut down the federal government, which would have been devastating for Ohioans.
“Bernie Moreno has made it clear he isn’t working for Ohioans and supports shutting down the government, forcing thousands of Ohioans to either be furloughed or work without pay,” said ODP spokesperson Reeves Oyster.
What you need to know about how a government shutdown would impact Ohioans:
- Ohioans receiving Social Security and Medicare could be at risk for disruptions.
- A shutdown would also 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.