Oct. 8, 2013
Tuesday afternoon, DC Mayor Vincent Gray sent out a series of tweets lashing out about the federal government shutdown before releasing a letter to President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
READ THE LETTER: http://1.usa.gov/16PPDpq
At approximately 12:20 p.m., Gray tweeted in five parts:
“In no other part of our country are Americans facing the loss of basical municipal/state service due to the fed. government shutdown…Families in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Las Vegas are not worried that their local govts won’t be able to maintain basic services…like schools, police and fire protection, or trash collection — and neither should families here in the District of Columbia…Once again our citizens find themselves innocent bystanders to a federal goverment shutdown. This is simply unconscionable. And it is long past time for the District’s budget to be decoupled from the federal budget.”