Colorado: Gov. Polis and Gov. Cox Release Joint Statement Urging for Federal Government to Prevent Shutdown

DENVER ~ Governors Polis and Cox of the National Governors Association (NGA) released a joint statement today, urging the federal government to pass a continuing resolution in order to prevent a federal government shutdown. The governors warned that such an event would jeopardize national security, public health and social services, economic growth, transportation systems and National Parks and public lands.

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In response to this potential threat, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order yesterday directing the Department of Natural Resources to create a plan that would keep Colorado's national parks and other federal lands open during a shutdown. The governors called on the House of Representatives and Senate to pass a continuing resolution this week in order to avoid these impacts.

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