Press Release ● Shutdown
For Immediate Release: 
January 25, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Trump’s speech:

“While I am relieved that the President is finally willing to allow 800,000 federal employees get back to work and receive the paychecks they are due – and restore critical services to millions of Americans – it is deeply angering that he inflicted uncertainty and economic insecurity on Americans across the country for no reason for the past thirty-five days.  The Democratic-led House has voted eleven times to end the Trump-McConnell shutdown, and it will now do its part again by passing a continuing resolution to reopen the government through February 15.  Democrats have always supported robust border security, and we will work to ensure that we pursue border security investments that are smart and strategic and in line with our nation’s values.”