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January 18, 2019

1/2/2019 5:52:00 PM
Schakowsky Statement on the Continuing Trump Shutdown


Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on the continuation of the partial government shutdown:

“Because he knows he cannot fulfill a core campaign promise of forcing Mexico to pay for his misguided wall, President Trump has chosen to sow chaos by using 800,000 federal workers as a bargaining chip and forcing a partial government shutdown. Neither the President nor the outgoing Republican majority in the House seem to care about the impact the shutdown is having on the hard-working federal employees who make all of our communities safer and stronger.”

“Tomorrow, Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives. Speaker-designate Pelosi has put forward a common-sense plan to end the shutdown. The two spending bills, introduced by Chairwoman-designate Lowey, include funding for all government agencies impacted by the shutdown through the end of the fiscal year as well as funding for the Department of Homeland Security until Feb. 8th, which will get Federal employees back to work. This will ensure each federal worker can make ends meet for their families, while continuing to provide the key services Americans across the country rely on.”

“I am hopeful the President and Senate Majority Leader McConnell will see the error in their ways and act quickly to end the shutdown and then begin border security negotiations in good faith.”

 





Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Comment by: Liza Morich

THANK YOU KATHI GRANT!-ILLEGAL immigration is a serious threat to our country
-Sanctuary cities harbor criminals
-90% of all heroin comes across southern border
-Thousands of kids are sex trafficked
-ILLEGALS cost US TAXPAYERS $135 BILLION per year
-BUILD THE WALL!!


Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Comment by: Kathi Grant

The shut down of the government is in the Democrats hands. They all voted for the "wall" previously, now they are fighting what thy see as a possible "win" for Trump and that does not work for their political agenda in 2020 and/or their HATE for Trump. We ALL know a "wall, fence etal, whatever you want to call it" will slow and stop the flow on the border to give Border Patrol agents more control and the ability to keep illegals (any and all) from just walking into OUR country, as they please, and taking services and jobs from our citizens, our vets, and our needy etc. I realize the Democrats hope to build their numbers by taking in more people as they march toward their far left socialist agenda. IE That style of government has NEVER worked in any country. I'm not sure how any "Illinois" politician has the right to criticize anything political, Federal or local...given the "pathetic" state of our state. No where do I hear a quote of what it costs our country (for medical, education, housing, crime, drug traffic etc.) to let this stream of illegal immigration flood the country. I am sure a "hell"of a lot more than 5 billion dollars. This is ALL A DEMOCRATIC stunt ! I say "negotiate authentically" or continue to keep the government shut down.
(Word to the wise..having lived in California, I have sadly watched that state self destruct only leaving room for the very wealthy to live there comfortably. The rest of the population is left to survive in a state that is "overrun with illegal immigrants", has "very" high taxes to pay for them, and a lousy public school system. Do we really want that for other states?




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