Cities to Washington: Stop Governing by Crisis

Washington, DC – National League of Cities Executive Director, Clarence Anthony released the following statement in response to the current budget impasse:

“Cities and our residents will not resign themselves  to the idea that the federal government will be closed for business on Tuesday.  When there are budget disagreements at the local level of government, city leaders buckle down and get the job done.  No one gets everything they want, and that’s the process.

“A government shutdown is bad policy.  It’s bad for our communities and families.  The consequences will cause irreparable harm to the economy as the uncertainty drives away investments.  Who could be for it?"

“While there is still time, cities urge the House and the Senate to pass a budget that keeps the greatest country in the world’s government open for business.