McHenry closes satellite offices

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

In reaction to a partial federal government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, is closing his district offices in Gastonia and Black Mountain.

In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, McHenry said the offices will be closed "until further notice."

"We will maintain a small staff presence in Washington and Hickory," McHenry said. "Please feel free to contact either office with your comments, concerns, or questions. We appreciate your patience."

Congress failed to pass a budget compromise or a continuing resolution to fund discretionary federal spending resulting in a partial government shutdown Tuesday.

In his release, McHenry said he opposed a government shutdown and that Congress is "currently working to find a compromise that will reopen the federal government." He added he wants to also prevent "the unaffordable costs of Obamacare."

"Now is the time for the Senate and House to come together to work to fix these problems and end Washington dysfunction as we know it," McHenry said.