Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Statement by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette on deal to reopen the government

Jan 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement today on the agreement to temporarily reopen the government:

“This government shutdown should never have happened, and we need to make sure it never happens again. I met with a group of federal workers at home today who have been forced to bear the brunt of the president’s misguided actions, and the harm that it has caused them will be felt for a very long time. The president’s announcement today was a total capitulation to the House and I hope we can take him at his word that he will continue to negotiate in good faith on a border security bill. In the meantime, it’s important that we work quickly to get the government reopened as soon as possible, and ensure that every federal worker is paid the money they are due.”