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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Congress Re-Opens Federal Government to End Schumer Shutdown

January 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congress voted to re-open the federal government today after Senate Democrats refused to pass a funding bill on Friday, January 19. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement tonight after the House passed a 3-week temporary funding bill:

"Today I voted to re-open our federal government after it was needlessly shut down by Senate Democrats and their quest to give amnesty to illegal immigrants. The House of Representatives passed all FY18 spending bills last September and since then Senate Democrats have refused to debate them. Senator Schumer needs to stop holding our federal government hostage for illegal immigrants, and work with Majority Leader McConnell to pass a full federal spending package. Mr. Schumer owes this to the millions of federal employees – including the men and women of our military – whose lives he disrupted with this shutdown."

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