Blumenauer Statement on Trump Shutdown

January 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement:

“Republicans have complete control of our government—the White House, the Senate, and the House. This is their shutdown.

“It was Donald Trump who decided to throw Dreamers in limbo. It was Congressional Republicans who refused to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program when it expired last fall. These are bipartisan issues. If Republican leadership had the courage to allow a vote on our bipartisan bills that would fix these issues, they would pass overwhelmingly.

“Democrats don’t want a shutdown. Republicans should stop holding the American people hostage—and work with us.”