Press Releases

January 24, 2019 Press Release
This continuing resolution would ensure that the Department of Homeland Security is open and its public servants, including Secret Service agents, transportation security officers, border patrol and customs officers, and the brave men and women of the Coast Guard, are paid for their hard work.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
Mr. Speaker, there are only two approaches to take: Either we reopen the department, and the rest of the federal government, without conditions; or we continue to use federal workers, and everyone who depends on them, as bargaining chips in funding negotiations. It seems to me the choice is straightforward.
January 23, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Is Ninth Bill House Has Passed To Reopen Government; Bill Includes $1.6 Billion for Border Security
The House today approved, 234-180, a new bipartisan package to reopen the government. The legislation, H.R. 648, reflects bipartisan House-Senate conference agreements negotiated by Republican and Democratic appropriators in both chambers last year. It includes $1.6 billion for border security-related initiatives.
January 23, 2019 Press Release
Just this morning, President Trump’s chief economic adviser warned that the shutdown could lead to zero economic growth this quarter. The solution is simple: reopen the government, pay our federal employees, and then negotiate border security and immigration policy proposals that can command bipartisan support.
January 22, 2019 Press Release
Democrats are bringing forward six conference reports negotiated last December when Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and the White House. If members of the Republican Party are serious about governing with us for the betterment of all Americans, then they should vote for these six conference reports and reopen the agencies covered by those bills.
January 22, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman-designate Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) today released legislation to end the Trump Shutdown and reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 28. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House this week.
January 19, 2019 Press Release
“On Day 29 of the Trump Shutdown, the solution is simple: reopen the government, pay our federal employees, and then negotiate border security and immigration policy proposals that can command bipartisan support.”
January 17, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Reflects Bipartisan Agreement Reached During Conference Negotiations Last Year, Funds Government Through September 30
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today released new legislation to reopen and fund most federal agencies through September 30. The legislation, H.R. 648, reflects bipartisan House-Senate conference agreements negotiated by Republican and Democratic appropriators in both chambers last year.
January 17, 2019 Press Release
Continuing Resolution Reopens Federal Government Through February 28
The House today approved a Continuing Resolution to reopen all federal agencies through February 28. The House has now passed eight bills to end the Trump Shutdown in the 116th Congress.
January 17, 2019 Press Release
This Continuing Resolution would provide an additional option for President Trump and Senate Republicans to take yes for an answer and end the shutdown. It would reopen government through February 28, providing time for Congress to come to a full-year agreement without further jeopardizing vital services or the pay of federal employees.

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