Governor Wolf Statement on Federal Government Shutdown
January 20, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement after Congress’ failure to pass a long-term funding solution for the federal government and prevent a shutdown.
“I am frustrated we are in this situation as Pennsylvania relies on the federal government for funding and many services,” Governor Wolf said. “It is imperative that President Trump and Republican leaders in Washington get back to work before the impacts to states and critical services are more widely felt. I will work to manage the impact on state government to avoid disruption in the short term. Chaos in Washington benefits no one and their failure to get bipartisan agreement is unacceptable.”
State government continues to seek and take guidance from the federal government on the specific impacts to agencies, services, and federally funded employees. At this point in time, Pennsylvania is still assessing the full short-and-long term impacts of the federal budget situation on state government. Governor Wolf’s focus is on making sure we can deliver state services to the citizens of Pennsylvania.