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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Kuster Statement on Partial Government Shutdown

Dec 22, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Tonight, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the partial government shutdown after President Trump refused to work with Congressional leaders to keep the government open. In earlier conversations President Trump said, "If we don't get what we want one way or the other ... I will shut down the government."

“It’s extremely disappointing that President Trump has brought us to the point of a partial government shutdown that will furlough hundreds of thousands of public employees in the middle of the holiday season. President Trump’s game of chicken over the border wall is ill-advised and will not make our country safer. We need comprehensive immigration reform that bolsters border security and protects young DREAMERS, not political stunts. President Trump has effectively shut the government down over his ego. The American people deserve much better.”