Milwaukee, WI – Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to reopen the federal government after pushing hundreds of thousands of Americans to breaking point during a 35-day shutdown:

“After more than a month of confusion and suffering, President Trump has finally listened to the will of the people and agreed to a deal to reopen the government that is almost identical to the legislation the Senate passed on December 19. We are back where we started, and it is so clear that Trump’s reckless shutdown was completely avoidable.

“For 35 days, 800,000 of our nation’s federal workers, contractors, and their families suffered as many were forced to live in their cars, ration their medicine, and struggle to put food on the table for their children. The damage President Trump has inflicted cannot be undone and should not be forgotten.

“After this legislation is signed into law, I look forward to having a serious debate over a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that keeps our country safe and preserves sacred American values.”

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