January 19, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on Republican Government Shutdown

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement regarding the Republican government shutdown:

"I am extremely disappointed that President Trump and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell rejected bipartisan proposals to keep the government open and to reach a budget agreement that supports our troops, funds vital community health centers, gives security to Dreamers, and makes critical investments in combatting the opioid epidemic and supporting our economy. We must now work around the clock until we get an agreement to open the government. It is outrageous that Senate Republicans refused to keep our government open for another three days in order to resolve these issues in a bipartisan manner. President Trump once tweeted about the need for 'a good government shutdown.' I have news for the President: there are no good government shutdowns."