The following is a media release from Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s office submitted to SOURCE.
WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate both approved a measure today, January 25, to temporarily re-open the federal government with a short-term spending bill that does not include President Donald Trump’s requested $5.7 billion for a border wall
The measure is a 3-week stop-gap spending bill, that re-opens parts of the federal government through February 15, if the Presidents signs it.
This has been the longest federal government shutdown in American history.
“It took the President 35 days to put the American people ahead of his ego. During this time, 800,000 American workers went without pay, our economy was at a standstill, and federal services were brought to a halt, putting housing, food, transportation, and national security in jeopardy,” said Rep. Katherine Clark, who represents Framingham, Natick, and Ashland as part of the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts.
“The President watched the American people suffer while he threw a tantrum. I am glad this nightmare is over, and we can begin the border security conversation that Democrats have been calling for since December,” said Rep. Clark, a Democrat from Melrose.