Weber Statement on End of Government Shutdown
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, January 22, 2018, votes were taken in the House and Senate to fund and reopen the government, which was partially shut down for three days. Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:
“For three days, Senate Democrats played games with the American people. Let us never forget that. The bill the House sent to the Senate reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, supported military readiness and preparedness, relieved tax burdens, and funded our government. There is nothing controversial about those issues. Instead of acting responsibly for over 320 million Americans, they acted recklessly for 690,000 DACA recipients. Where are their priorities? They shut down the government for an unrelated cause despite the fact that discussions and legislation was already in motion.
“I am grateful the games have ended and that we can get back to work.”