Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Colorado House Democrats call on Senate Republicans to act to end government shutdown

Jan 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (CO-01), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jason Crow (CO-06) and Joe Neguse (CO-02) released a joint statement calling on Senate Republicans and President Trump to immediately act to end the partial government shutdown:

“More than 15,000 Coloradans were not paid today because President Trump and Senate Republicans are using those federal employees as political pawns. This shutdown puts our country’s national security at risk and the livelihoods of hardworking men and women in jeopardy. Enough is enough. We call on Senate Republicans to immediately act and join Democrats to fully reopen the government and end this senseless shutdown. It’s past time for President Trump and Senate Republicans to come to their senses and act in the best interest of the country and hardworking folks everywhere.”