Statement about the Government Shutdown Ending

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced a deal had been reached to end the 35-day long government shutdown:

 

"While I am happy that the shutdown will soon be over, it has been an incredibly frustrating month for hundreds of thousands of people who had to needlessly suffer. Let’s be clear: this is not a way to govern.

Now let’s work together on sensible, evidence-based border security measures that will keep government open and prevent something like this from happening again. The American people should never be held hostage as a negotiating technique."