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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham statement on end of shutdown

January 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to the end of the government shutdown.

"Thanks to immense pressure from the American public and President Trump, Democrats in the Senate have finally agreed with Republicans to fund the government. Their shutdown accomplished nothing - it kept funding from sick children, risked pay checks for our troops and failed to resolve any immigration issue. Washington can come up with some crazy ways to waste time and money, but this pointless shutdown that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi orchestrated probably takes the cake," Dr. Abraham said.

The passage of the continuing resolution keeps the government funded through Feb. 8, includes provisions to pay public employees who were furloughed during the shutdown, and provides a six-year extension to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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