Colton, CA—Today, 31st Congressional District Candidate Eloise Gomez Reyes called on Gary Miller to end the government shutdown and avert a fiscal crisis by supporting compromise legislation. She released the following statement:
“Inland Empire families have been hurt by Gary Miller’s reckless votes to shut down the government and his insistence on holding the government and our economy hostage to appease the fringes of his party. Even though the compromise put forward today just kicks the can down the road a few months, Gary Miller should step up and vote to end the partisan shutdown now. Miller not only didn’t show up to several critical votes but he has continued to take his paycheck throughout the shutdown. The least he could do is put people back to work and restart services Inland Empire families rely upon.”
Eloise Gomez Reyes is a Democratic candidate for United States Congress in California’s 31st District. A daughter of the Inland Empire, she began her career working in the fields as an onion topper at age twelve, eventually paying her way through college and law school. She was the first Latina to open her own law firm in the Inland Empire, and she has been fighting for local working families for decades. As a small business owner, Eloise is fighting to bring those values to get the results in Washington.