For Immediate Release

Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

GOP Shutdown Could Delay Disaster Assistance, Weaken Community Safety for Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, — September 29, 2023 – MAGA House Republicans continue to march Oklahomans towards a government shutdown that could delay nearly 2,000 long-term disaster recovery projects, including 13 in Oklahoma; undermine community preparedness by preventing fire departments from accessing necessary funding; and allow FEMA’s relief funding to continue to dwindle. Even worse, it would withhold supplemental nutrition and funding for nearly 73,000 Oklahoma women and children.

“As congressional Republicans Cole, Lucas, Bice, Hern, and Brecheen ram our country towards a government shutdown to advance their extreme agenda, Oklahoma’s lives are on the line,” commented Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Alicia Andrews.

“Oklahoma’s emergency preparedness and long-term disaster recovery could be compromised because House Republicans are unwilling to put Oklahoman’s safety over their MAGA political games,” Andrews said. “It also jeopardizes the health of thousands of women and children in our state. This is just wrong.

“With less than 2 days until a Republican shutdown, the GOP continues to use Oklahoma families’ livelihoods as a partisan bargaining chip,” Andrews concluded.


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