Trump’s Government Shutdown

Shutdown
Democrats continue to urge President Trump to compromise and re-open the government so it can work on behalf of the American people.
On December 21, 2018, President Trump and House Republicans shut down parts of the federal government in a shameful, partisan effort to force taxpayers to fund an expensive and ineffective border wall. As a result, 800,000 hardworking federal employees are either furloughed or forced to work without a paycheck for the duration of this shutdown. Millions of Americans are being affected as government services have been suspended, including having their tax refunds delayed, having home loan approvals delayed, seeing decreased security at airports, and being put at risk as national parks operate without staff or guides. House Democrats are working to reopen government, but President Trump and the Republican-led Senate have refused to take action to end this costly shutdown.

For the latest on the shutdown, see updates below:
Shutdown Related
Following President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border, opposition is building to his hypocritical decision to circumvent the Constitution in order to build a border wall that Congress has refused to fund.
2/19/19
Last night, I joined House Democrats to cast my vote for compromise report legislation to keep the government open and secure the border with smart and strategic investments.
2/15/19
Tonight, the House voted to keep government open and serving the American people as well as to improve the security of our borders with smart and strategic investments. 
2/14/19
Not only are millions of Americans expected to receive smaller tax refunds this year as a result of the GOP tax scam, but it’s also been much harder for taxpayers to get their questions answered as they attempt to file their taxes.
2/12/19
Acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney’s comments this morning were irresponsible and alarming. Instead of threatening another unnecessary and dangerous government shutdown, the Trump Administration ought to reassure federal employees, their families, and the millions of Americans they serve that another shutdown is off the table.
2/10/19
With the President threatening another Trump shutdown, we wanted to draw your attention to a headline in today’s Wall Street Journal: Most Economists Say Fresh Government Shutdown Would Hurt U.S. Growth.
2/7/19
President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address tonight on the heels of the longest government shutdown in history. While he is expected to claim credit for his policies, a look at his record over the past two years shows that he has failed the middle-class and made America less secure.
2/5/19
This week, the House passed the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, which will bring the 2019 cost-of-living adjustment for civilian federal employees in line with the cost-of-living adjustment given to members of the military.
2/1/19
Today, 163 House Republicans voted against a resolution that says shutting down the government is stupid and bad policy. 
1/30/19
This resolution is so simple. Shutdown is stupid. That's all it says.
1/30/19
After five weeks of an unnecessary, costly, and painful shutdown, the american people have been reminded how critical the work our federal employees perform is to our national security and economic security. Americans were horrified to learn that many civilian federal employees live paycheck to paycheck.
1/30/19