Legislation funds the Department of Homeland Security through February 28
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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees of Homeland Security, Defense
“It is time that we reopen the Department of Homeland Security and end the government shutdown,” said Congressman Cuellar. “As Democrats have said all along, we must first reopen the government and then negotiate, so that federal workers don’t suffer.”
“President Trump continues to reject any notion of a compromise, holding 800,000 federal employees hostage over the border wall,
“Border cities like my hometown of Laredo are often four to five times safer than cities like Washington, D.C. Given these facts, we must advocate for solutions that work instead of needlessly wasting taxpayer dollars.”
“I call on the President to put aside his insistence on the wall, work with us to reopen the government, and then negotiate on border security funding proposals.”
Watch Congressman Cuellar speak on the House Floor in support of reopening the federal government and ending the Trump Shutdown here.