Cummings Statement on President’s Decision to Reopen the Government

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 25, 2019) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is finally ending the government shutdown and temporarily reopening the federal government: 

“After the longest shutdown in history, I am pleased that the government will reopen and federal employees will be paid.  Now, we all need to move forward – through reasoned dialog and normal order – to create a long-term agreement that supports Americans’ priorities and protects our borders through smart security without abandoning the values of our nation or punishing hundreds of thousands of government employees, contractors, and their families."