January 04, 2019

Congressman Joe Neguse Statement on the House’s Vote to Re-Open the Government

Washington D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement after the House’s passage of an appropriations package, last night, that would re-open the government:

“Last night, I voted in favor of legislation that would re-open the government and fully fund government agencies that have been closed for two weeks. Over 800,000 federal workers—50,000 in Colorado—have gone without paychecks throughout this time, many continuing to work full days, including firefighters in our national forests, federal lab workers in Boulder and Denver, TSA agents who secured Americans traveling over the holidays, and countless others. In Rocky Mountains National Park, the shutdown has left trash and sewage waste piling up and required roads to be closed due to furloughed National Park workers. Anyone who refuses to support these bills hold the health of the American people and the economic security of 800,000 federal workers’ hostage. I implore the Senate to pass this package so we can get back to the business of governing.”