January 22, 2018

Whitehouse Statement on Agreement to Reopen Government

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on today’s agreement and vote to reopen the government:

“The shutdown has ended.  In spite of a President sending confused and conflicting messages, Republican and Democratic Senators negotiated in good faith to arrive at an agreement to end the impasse.  We will fund the children’s health insurance program and we will vote on a solution for the Dreamers.  It will be the first Floor vote for Democrats since the election (outside the sham budget process), and we hope that is a breakthrough.  We have accelerated the negotiations on a funding bill, and we still must vote on the debt limit.  This is what progress looks like.”


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