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Napolitano Votes to End Trump Shutdown and Reopen Government

January 3, 2019
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) voted to end the Trump Shutdown and reopen the federal government, issuing the following statement: 

“After formally assuming control of the House today, Democrats passed the same legislation the Republican-led Senate approved on a bipartisan basis a few weeks ago. It reopens the federal government, which President Trump recklessly shut down because of his tantrum over a border wall, a ploy that only a quarter of Americans support. We firmly reject his wasteful, immoral, and ineffective wall, which would do nothing to make us safer. The President continues to hold the paychecks of 800,000 federal workers hostage, and this must end immediately.

“The situation at our southern border demands our attention and meaningful action. We should be focusing on a comprehensive solution to the underlying issues, including addressing the root causes of migration to our country. We will continue to work toward reform that serves America’s interests, promotes fairness and the rule of law, and contributes effectively and meaningfully to our economic well-being.

“We urge the Senate to quickly pass this measure and the President to sign it, so people can get back to work and be paid.”


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