With another potential Government shutdown looming by February 15 concerns continue throughout the country including in Maverick County.
As of this weekend, Government officials walked away from the table without being able to reach any type of deal that would keep the government open.
Basically, they continue agreeing to disagree.
As of today, they have until Friday to come to a consensus to reach an agreement if not once again the Government will shut down and affect millions of people including thousands of Federal employees.
Locally, agencies such as the Eagle Pass Housing Authority, Eagle Pass Independent School District Lunch Program, SNAP assistance and including federal employees are in jeopardy of being negatively impacted by by-partisan discord.
Democratic Chairperson Luis A. Ruiz is concerned over the current situation that has thousands of Homeland Security officials and military personnel deployed all over the world and country including in Maverick County, away from their families,
Ruiz states that a shutdown could negatively affect these agents by lowering their morale.
“While the issues and concerns of our local homeland security agency are protecting the United States, now they must add how to keep their families fed and how to pay their bills through all their hard work that could potentially not be paid for. This issue is not factored into the political posturing currently going on in Washington D.C. Our local Homeland Security officials and military must be treated with respect and dignity they deserve and not be used as pawns of this political argument,” said Democratic Chair Ruiz.