Rep. Maloney Response to Shutdown Deal
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after the announcement of a deal to end the Trump Shutdown.
“While I am glad the President finally capitulated, he should never have closed down the government in the first place. For 35 days hundreds of thousands of families across the country suffered without pay and vital government services were either shutdown or put at risk because the President and Mitch McConnell refused to agree to a bipartisan deal to keep our government open. I am hopeful we can pass this agreement immediately and reopen the government, however, as we’ve learned with this President, nothing is final until a bill is signed into law. We are in this mess because the President changed his mind after the Senate unanimously passed a very similar bill at the end of December. This now needs to be the end of the Trump shutdown era. Our country and our people can’t afford another one of these.”