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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on Agreement to Reopen the Federal Government

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after President Trump announced he has agreed to reopen the federal government:

“Nobody wins when the government is shutdown. There is no rational reason why the government should ever close; that federal employees should have to bear the burden of inaction by the President and Congress. We have voted 11 times to open the government in the House this year. I’m glad today an agreement was reached so we can finally open it and get down to the business of debating border security, Social Security, health care, and infrastructure to put the country back to work.

“I commend federal employees for their diligence and work at this time. It takes character to work without pay and do a job because you know its vital importance to our nation’s security and to your fellow citizens. We must strive to make sure this never happens again.”