“The American people sent a strong message last November that they want a Congress that works for the people – not more partisan games. President Trump has forgotten that his responsibility is to the American people – including the federal employees who are struggling to make ends meet without their paychecks – not to talk show hosts. Democrats and Republicans alike agree that we need strong border security. But Trump’s border wall is an expensive and ineffective waste of the taxpayers’ money, and this fight is a distraction from the real problems that we were sent to Washington to address.
“President Trump should immediately end this dangerous and unnecessary shutdown, and let us get back to work for the American people.”