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Toomey Statement on President’s Proposal to End Government Shutdown

January 19, 2019

Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement on President Trump's proposal to end the federal government shutdown:

"President Trump's request for $5.7 billion in border security funding is reasonable and certainly deserved a counter proposal, at the very least. But Speaker Pelosi has refused to negotiate. Now, President Trump is offering Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats a top legislative priority of theirs in an effort to end this partial government shutdown. The president's offer, which is based on the bipartisan BRIDGE Act introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin - who serves as the number two Democrat in the Senate - would provide legal status to DACA recipients for three years.

"The Senate will vote on this sensible plan next week. Speaker Pelosi should allow the House to do the same."