Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On Averting A Government Shutdown

"Enough common sense and statesmanship finally prevailed in Congress over a 'my way or no way'  agenda by some that was driven by ideology, not budget issues.  In pushing the nation to the brink of a government shutdown, they were willing to run roughshod over the interests of the rest of their fellow Americans.

"It would especially have been a travesty to allow the gutting of health services to women that literally have meant the difference between life or death for countless women."

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