Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Washington on Tuesday knocked the ongoing shutdown of the federal government, calling it “all politics over good government” that could impact low-income families who benefit from food stamps.

“This is not an academic exercise,” Cuomo said. “You are talking about cutting the amount of food that poor families actually get. This is as real as real gets.”

Cuomo addressed the New York Democratic House caucus, he said, to mainly discuss the repeal of the $10,000 cap on state and tax deductions, a provision of the 2017 tax law that hurts high-tax states like New York.

The federal government shutdown, however, remains a predominant issue for President Donald Trump’s administration. New York is paying to keep Liberty Island and Ellis Island open each day of the shutdown, a move Cuomo said was benefiting the state because of the tourism money those attractions generate.

But he also acknowledged the trouble facing the federal workers who are being furloughed the shutdown.

“There are tens of thousands of federal employees who are feeling the pain, the instability and it’s all unnecessary,” he said. “This is all politics over good government and I hope the president comes to his senses quickly.”