DNC on Passage of Government Funding Bill to Avert Another Shutdown

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after congressional lawmakers passed a government funding bill to avert another government shutdown:


“Let’s be clear, federal workers should never be treated like bargaining chips in a game of partisan political poker. But that’s exactly what Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and congressional Republicans did when they forced the longest government shutdown in American history.


“The American people have sent a resounding message: They do not want a wall. They do not want government shutdowns. They do not want families to be separated or Dreamers to be forced into the shadows or asylum-seekers to be treated like criminals. They want what Democrats have been fighting for all along: sensible border security and an immigration system that reflects our nation’s values of inclusion and opportunity.


“While Trump and congressional Republicans continually threaten the livelihoods of American workers to fulfill a failed campaign promise, Democrats will keep fighting to help all those hurt by the Trump Shutdown, and ensure it never happens again.”