BISHOP STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY REOPENING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) released the following statement after the President signed legislation that will temporarily reopen our government after 35 days of being shut down.

“I was relieved to hear that the President signed legislation to reopen the government for three weeks as this will allow our federal workers and contractors to be paid and provide Americans with the services to which they have been deprived. For 35 days we have asked to reopen the government, pay our workers and debate on border control security measures. In the meantime, I stand ready to do all I can to undo this damaging shutdown and give relief to the selfless 800,000 federal workers and all other Americans who have been hurt from this shutdown.”