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McCarthy on the Deal to Reopen Government and Negotiate Border Security

Jan 25, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the deal President Trump made to reopen the government:

“Congressional Democrats have said ‘no’ to commonsense border security that would protect the American people. That is why President Trump took decisive action today to put people above politics by agreeing to reopen portions of the federal government -- including paying TSA screeners, air traffic controllers, and Federal border and law enforcement officers – and secure commitments to have Democrats start negotiating in good faith. Now it is time for the Speaker and the Senate Democratic Leader – both who have pledged repeatedly they support border security – to come to the table and negotiate with the President and congressional Republicans to do what the American people expect – secure our border. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to find meaningful solutions to border security, including a barrier, that the President will support.”