I believe our federal workers deserve better leadership from the President and Senate Majority Leader McConnell. Last week, Democrats passed a bill through the House of Representatives that would have reopened the government. However, Leader McConnell refused to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote. Three weeks ago, the Continuing Resolution, with the same language as the bill the Democrats brought to the floor last week, passed unanimously through the Senate with $1.57 billion for border security infrastructure and technology, including fencing.
I promise to keep working around-the-clock with Democratic leadership to end this shutdown.