Blunt Rochester Issues Statement on Trump Shutdown Announcement

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Washington, January 19, 2019 | Kyle Morse (202-695-0494) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s shutdown announcement.

“I was disappointed by the president’s announcement. A negotiation requires participation from all parties, an acknowledgment that opposing views exist, and a good faith effort to bridge that gap,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester. “It’s insensitive to ignore the sacrifice millions of Americans and federal workers are making across the country. It is my hope that we can start by reopening the government, so we bring stability back to affected families and then have meaningful and productive conversations about increased border security and comprehensive immigration reform. Responsible governance and effective leadership demand, at the very least, we do our jobs so that the people can do theirs.”



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