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Congressman Boyle Demands an End to the Government Shutdown Following Report that More than 11,000 Pennsylvanians Are Losing Wages

January 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to a recent report by the House Appropriations Committee showing that more than 11,000 federal workers in Pennsylvania are going without pay because of the government shutdown.

“President Trump has been loud and clear: He doesn’t care that hundreds of thousands of public servants aren’t getting their paychecks because of his manufactured funding crisis. But his words have consequences: Federal workers, including more than 11,000 in Pennsylvania, are struggling to keep their families in their homes, keep the lights on, and put food on the table. I demand that President Trump put aside his erratic demands for an expensive, unpopular, ineffective border wall and let our fellow citizens go back to work. The President needs to stop playing politics with people’s livelihoods.”

Congressman Boyle is the senior member of the Philadelphia delegation.