Luján Statement on Temporary Reopening of Federal Government

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) released the following statement on the temporary reopening of the federal government after 35 days of the Trump Shutdown:


“What is most important is that federal workers are going to get paid, services will resume, and local projects can proceed. There was no reason for the American people to suffer for 35 days. To be clear, the President could have accepted a bipartisan, clean Continuing Resolution to prevent a government shutdown back in December. In the days ahead, we must fully fund the federal government and discuss the modern and effective border security measures that Democrats have laid out.”