Walorski Statement on Agreement to End Shutdown
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the agreement President Trump announced to reopen the government and form a congressional conference committee to negotiate border security measures:
“I support the agreement reached today, and I am relieved the government shutdown is coming to an end. With this partisan stalemate behind us, I hope Democrats will finally come to the negotiating table to discuss much-needed border security measures. I remain committed to working with President Trump and my colleagues in both parties to keep the government open, secure our borders, and fix our broken immigration system.”
Congress today passed a continuing resolution to fund the closed portions of the federal government through February 15. This legislation, which passed the House by unanimous consent, is expected to be signed by the president.
In addition, the House and Senate agreed to form a conference committee to negotiate the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019, including funding for border security measures.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.