STATEMENT: President Trump and GOP Reject Democratic Efforts to Re-Open the Government
Thursday, January 17, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) will vote for the ninth time to reopen the federal government and put Americans back to work. Ahead of the vote, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement urging Congressional Republicans to pass H. Res. 28 to fund the government through February 28:
“Since I was sworn into the 116th Congress, I have voted eight times to reopen the government and fund critical agencies. Time and time again, Senate and House Republicans have stood in the way, holding these bills hostage to their demands for an ineffective and wasteful border wall. As of today, the Trump Shutdown has cost the US economy approximately $6 billion, far exceeding the cost of Trump’s wall.
“For the 26 days that this shutdown has dragged on, I have received countless calls and letters from constituents who are struggling to make basic ends meet like paying their mortgage or rent, buying gas to get to work, and putting food on the table. The president needs to reopen the government, so we can have a serious conversation about border
In the last month, Congresswoman Moore will have voted to open the government and fund key agencies nine times: