WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 25, 2019) — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the announcement of a three-week spending bill which is expected to end the ongoing government shutdown.
“No one benefits from a shutdown, and by reopening the government we are providing relief to federal workers who have been furloughed or working without pay,” said Cathy. “With that being said, this is only a three-week extension, and both parties need to come together around a compromise to secure our border and provide certainty for DACA recipients. I’m disappointed Democrats continue to obstruct that compromise by refusing to negotiate. This is a priority of the American people and a fundamental responsibility of the federal government.”
NOTE: This week, Cathy voted to pay federal workers even as the shutdown continued. Only 13 Democrats voted in favor of that effort.
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