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Babin Issues Statement on the End of the #SchumerShutdown

Washington, January 22, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats ended their filibuster and passed a government funding bill:

“Senate Democrats have finally come to their senses and agreed to end the #SchumerShutdown and re-open the federal government.  But let’s be clear: For three days, Democrats in Congress held our troops and children’s health care hostage in order to get their way on illegal immigration.  In the end, their reckless tactics did not work and common sense prevailed.  It is my hope that my Democrat colleagues will have learned their lesson and start focusing on the concerns of America’s citizens.  The American people deserve much better than politically manufactured shutdowns that put a hand full of illegal immigrants over the safety and security of the American public.”