January 20, 2018

Congresswoman Lee's Statement on the Republican Shutdown

Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Republican shutdown that started at 12:01 am on January 20th, 2018:

"Congressional Republicans have failed the American people. It is shocking but not surprising that President Trump and his party have managed to shut down the federal government while controlling every single lever of power.

"Make no mistake: Republican dysfunction, incompetence and cruelty has caused this shutdown and upended the lives of millions of Americans. Instead of turning out the lights, Republicans should be working with us to pass bipartisan measures to protect DACA recipients, ensure funding for CHIP and community health centers, and enact a spending bill that uplifts families."