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The Economic Cost Of Rep. Steve Southerland's Government Shutdown? $20 Billion - And Counting

Washington, D.C. – At the hands of Rep. Steve Southerland, the federal government shutdown has now extended into its third week. And the cost to our economy of the shutdown Steve Southerland forced on north and northwest Florida and the entire country? $20 billion and counting!

Yesterday, economist Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics – who once served as an advisor to Republican John McCain – told CNN that the government shutdown has cost our economy $20 billion – a number that grows every single day.

“Steve Southerland should be ashamed of himself,” said Andy Stone, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “Southerland may pretend to champion fiscal prudence, but in forcing a disruptive government shutdown that’s cost our economy $20 billion, Davis has made it clear he’s more interested in politics than in doing what’s right for north and northwest Florida.”