LCV: ‘Senate Republicans Are Playing Politics with People’s Lives’

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans blocking a bill to fund the government and avoid financial catastrophe from a U.S. government default, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Matthew Davis, Senior Director of Government Affairs:

“While Democrats work through legislation to rebuild our country and address the interwoven crises of the coronavirus pandemic, economic inequality, racial injustice, and climate change, Senate Republicans are playing politics with people’s lives. Mitch McConnell’s utter disregard for struggling families and refusal to fund recovery efforts following an unprecedented summer of climate change-fueled extreme weather disasters is beyond shameful. Congress must act swiftly to raise the debt ceiling, deliver relief to suffering communities, maintain critical government services, and invest in a safer, healthier, and more equitable future.”

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