Thompson Votes to End Shutdown
Short-term spending plan funds government for 3 weeks
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on short-term funding measure to reopen the federal government:
“I am pleased to see that Senate Democrats finally chose to put the American people first and end this unnecessary government shutdown. I, again, voted in favor of this short-term spending bill to keep our government open and fund necessary services – such as paying our military men and women who keep us safe.
“Importantly, low-income families with children participating in the Children’s Health Insurance Program will continue to be able to receive the medical care they so desperately deserve as it has appropriately been authorized for the next six years.
“This stopgap funding will expire on February 8, and it is my hope that we will return to regular order and fully fund the government to provide certainty to all Americans. Immigration reform is certainly something that will need to be fully debated in the coming weeks, and I look forward to an open, bipartisan discussion on how best to solve our broken immigration system, protect the fate of the ‘Dreamers’ and ensure our borders are secure for the safety of all Americans.”