Larsen Votes to Reopen the Government, Put Americans Back to Work

Jan 15, 2019 Issues: Fighting for Workers,

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for the seventh time to end the partial government shutdown and put Americans back to work.

“Congress’ number one priority right now must be reopening the government, putting Americans back to work and giving federal workers and contractors the back pay to which they are entitled,” said Larsen.

H.J. Resolution 27 would have immediately reopened the government with a Continuing Resolution through February 1. Unfortunately, the resolution failed to pass in the House.

“It is time to end the partial government shutdown. Once the government is funded and impacted workers have received their entitled back pay, Congress and the president can have a meaningful debate about working together on border protection and immigration policies that work.”