WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today made the following statement after President Trump announced a short-term agreement that will fund the federal government through February 15.

“This shutdown never would have happened had both parties shown an equal willingness to work together and secure the border,” said Bost.  “I agree with the administration’s decision to reopen the government, even as Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues turning her back on bipartisan negotiations.  I’m pleased that our federal workers will begin to receive their paychecks again and that full government services will be made available again to the American people.  These hardworking men and women didn’t deserve to have their financial wellbeing held hostage.  This short-term agreement allows time to recognize the importance of working together on this critical national security issue, hopefully ensuring that we can both fund the government and secure the border into the future.” 

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