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Congressman Boyle Statement on Trump Shutdown

December 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) issued the following statement in response to the federal government shut down after President Trump and congressional Republicans failed to advance a spending bill that included $5 billion for President Trump’s expensive, ineffective, and unpopular proposed border wall:

“President Trump said he would be ‘proud’ to shut down the government, so right now he is probably beaming while thousands of government workers scramble to feed their families, buy holiday gifts and pay household bills without their hard earned paychecks.  Never before has one party held the House, the Senate, and the White House yet been so stunningly unable to pass budgets that keep the government open.  Again, our President who claims to “make the best deals” has failed miserably in his constitutional duty. This entire process has been shameful and irresponsible. Rather than cater to their base, it’s past time President Trump and Republicans controlling Washington step up in good faith to reach consensus with Democrats for the benefit of the nation.

Congressman Boyle is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee.