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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson: It’s Time to Open Up Government and Get Back to Work

January 3, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to re-open the government and end the partial shutdown.

“From the beginning, government workers have been political pawns. Air traffic controllers and TSA workers had to work through the busy holiday season with no pay, workers at the Housing and Urban Development Office in Hartford have been furloughed. This is not how the country should be run.  

“The House, now led by Democrats has approved legislation that re-opens the government and gives the Senate and the President a path forward that includes a serious debate on border security. However, a border wall is not an efficient or effective way to secure our border, experts across the country have said this time and time again. It’s time for this shutdown to end, work on real solutions, and end this political messaging battle,” said Larson.