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President Obama: Just Vote and End This Shutdown

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Today the President visited M. Luis Construction Company where he highlighted the economic impact of the shutdown and urged Speaker Boehner to reopen the government by putting a funding bill free of partisan demands to a simple yes or no vote.

Today in Rockville, MD, President Obama visited M. Luis Construction Company to talk about the impact of the government shutdown on the economy and why Congress needs to "just vote." The President's Small Business Jobs Act and other SBA programs have helped local businesses like M. Luis Construction grow in recent years, but the government shutdown has disrupted these programs.

The President's remarks highlighted the effects of the shutdown on the American people, effects that could be avoided just by putting a resolution to fund the government and avoid a default to an up-or-down vote. Watch the entire speech here: