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Toomey Statement on Reopening Federal Government

January 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the agreement to reopen the federal government:

"I am glad the government is reopening and 800,000 federal employees are getting paid.

"Over the next three weeks, the president and Congress will have an opportunity to craft a workable solution. As I have said all along, the obvious, necessary resolution is a compromise that improves border security - including physical barriers where they make sense - and delivers on some Democrat priorities, too. I hope Democrats, who promised to negotiate in good faith if the government were open, will now compromise with the president so the country can put this frustrating episode behind us."