Granger: Federal Employees Should Not Suffer Because of the Democrats’ Refusal to Negotiate

Jan 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX) introduced a motion on the House floor yesterday to ensure federal employees receive pay immediately while Members of Congress and the White House continue working towards a permanent solution that reopens the government and funds border security. 

“The President has made clear that he will not open the government until our nation’s border security is addressed, but my friends on the other side of the aisle refuse to negotiate with Republicans. They refuse to come to the table,” said Granger.

“This shutdown has caused real world consequences for federal employees. People who keep us safe and protect our borders like TSA, the Border Patrol, Air Traffic controllers, and the Coast Guard. This motion will allow federal employees to get the paychecks they recently missed. It provides some much needed relief to federal employees while we wait for Democrats to come to the negotiating table.

“Federal employees should not suffer because of the Democrats’ refusal to negotiate,” concluded Granger.

Unfortunately, the majority of Democrats voted against the motion so it did not pass the House.  





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