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Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown released the following statement regarding news that the Federal Government is likely to shut down:

"It is beyond frustrating that Washington D.C. inches toward a shutdown. The stakes are too high to put politics before people: President Trump stripped protections for Dreamers and Congressional Republicans have not prioritized Children's Health insurance. Oregon's families and Dreamers deserve certainty, not partisanship.

"But, as Washington D.C. falls apart, Oregonians will continue to come together. We must do everything in our power as a state to continue to protect our most vulnerable and provide the stability our economy needs to grow.

"The Governor's Office is working with state agencies to manage any impacts and continue normal operations. If a shutdown lasts longer than two to three weeks, state agencies, depending on their own unique circumstances, may have to develop contingency plans."

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Chris Pair
503-378-8197
chris.pair@oregon.gov
Bryan Hockaday
503-580-7836
bryan.hockaday@oregon.gov
Kate Kondayen
503-378-6496
kate.kondayen@oregon.gov
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