FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2019
Libbie Wilcox – (202) 495-8879
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) will vote for the ninth time to reopen the federal government and put Americans back to work. Ahead of the vote, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement urging Congressional Republicans to pass H. Res. 28 to fund the government through February 28:
“Since I was sworn into the 116th Congress, I have voted eight times to reopen the government and fund critical agencies. Time and time again, Senate and House Republicans have stood in the way, holding these bills hostage to their demands for an ineffective and wasteful border wall. As of today, the Trump Shutdown has cost the US economy approximately $6 billion, far exceeding the cost of Trump’s wall.
“For the 26 days that this shutdown has dragged on, I have received countless calls and letters from constituents who are struggling to make basic ends meet like paying their mortgage or rent, buying gas to get to work, and putting food on the table. The president needs to reopen the government, so we can have a serious conversation about border security when the livelihood of working American families is not on the line.”
In the last month, Congresswoman Moore will have voted to open the government and fund key agencies nine times:
- Jan. 17 – Congresswoman Moore will vote on H. Res. 28 to fund the government through Feb. 28 as was originally introduced by Sen. Linsey Graham (R-SC).
- Jan. 16 – Congresswoman Moore voted to fund the government through Feb. 8 and provide assistance to agencies impacted by natural disasters.
- Jan. 15 – Congresswoman Moore voted to end the shutdown and fund the government through Feb. 1.
- Jan. 11 – Congresswoman Moore helped pass legislation to fund the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior.
- Jan. 10 – Congresswoman Moore helped pass legislation to fund the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and other key agencies.
- Jan. 10 – Congresswoman Moore helped pass legislation to fund the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.
- Jan. 9 – Congresswoman Moore helped pass legislation to fund the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.
- Jan. 3 – Congresswoman Moore helped pass legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security through February.
- Jan. 3 – Congresswoman Moore helped pass a package of six appropriations bills, which had all previously either passed the Senate with bipartisan support.