DNC on House Vote to End Trump’s Shutdown
January 3, 2019
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to end Donald Trump’s shutdown and reopen the federal government:
“This shutdown should’ve never happened. Democrats offered multiple proposals to avoid it, but Donald Trump decided to throw a tantrum that would be embarrassing even for a toddler. And now hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been left without a paycheck, federal agencies have lost their resources, and millions of American families have lost access to critical benefits and services.
“Tonight’s vote marks the dawn of a new era of leadership in the House of Representatives. The Senate GOP and President Trump should end their reckless shutdown and pass this bipartisan legislation, which includes measures they’ve already supported. The American people have made their voices clear: They want to fund and reopen the government. The time for games is over.”