STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI REGARDING AGREEMENT TO END THE 35-DAY TRUMP SHUTDOWN
NOTE: The following, in its entirety, is a first-person
statement by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri in reaction to today’s agreement to reopen the federal government after 35-days of the Trump Shutdown
WASHINGTON, DC – “For 35-days, the President inflicted needless suffering, pain and real damage on federal employees and our nation for absolutely no good reason.
The Trump Shutdown was never about border security. It was about the President’s ego and his ridiculous campaign promise.
The temporary agreement reached today is virtually identical to the spending deal that was initially approved on December 22, 2018.
But real damage to innocent Americans and our economy.
Donald Trump needs to finally understand that real leaders don’t build walls, they build bridges.”