Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement Thursday evening after voting to fund the federal government until February 8th and providing the Trump administration with the funding necessary to secure America’s borders.

“The highest responsibility of Congress is to ensure the safety and security of our nation and the American people,” said Bost. “It’s an embarrassment that Nancy Pelosi and other Washington Democrats would play politics and risk shutting down the federal government over common sense security measures that they are already on record supporting. Not only does this bill avert a shutdown of the federal government, it also makes our nation safer by providing critical funding to strengthen security on our borders. Let me be crystal clear: we must secure our borders, and no threat of a Pelosi shutdown changes that fact.”