December 20, 2018

Whitehouse Statement on Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on Senate passage tonight of legislation to fund the federal government through February 8 and avert a partial government shutdown:

“Democrats gave President Trump not one, but multiple options for funding the government through the entire year.  All the Republicans could come up with after pointless brinksmanship is a seven-week plan.  But the American people want their government open.  We just passed a bill to keep it open.  Now the president should sign it.”


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