Lowey Statement on Temporary Reopening of Federal Government

January 25, 2019
Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) released the following statement on President Trump and Republicans’ decision to temporarily reopen the federal government after 35 days of the Trump Shutdown:

“The solution to the Trump Shutdown has always been simple: reopen the government, pay federal employees, and then begin a period of constructive negotiations on border security. It is sad that it took 35 days of inflicting pain and misery on Americans for President Trump and Republicans to come to their senses and agree to this solution, but it is better late than never.

“After Congress passes this legislation and President Trump signs it, I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle and across the Capitol in conference negotiations to craft a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that provides smart, effective solutions for border security while staying true to our values as Americans.”

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