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The President Should Fund the Government – Not a Border Wall
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase released the following statement following President Trump’s address to the nation.
“What will keep our nation secure is not a wall, but a comprehensive immigration plan executed through a fully funded government. The real threat to the safety and security of Americans is the loss of paychecks for hundreds of thousands of hard-working public servants during the ongoing shutdown.
“Across the country right now, government workers are uncertain how they will pay their bills and feed their families if this shutdown persists. Critical government services including food assistance for needy Americans, agriculture subsidies for farmers, and health services on tribal lands are already threatened, causing anxiety for millions of our most vulnerable citizens.
“It is incumbent upon the House and Senate to work together across party lines to fund the government. We call on Congress to pass a bill that reopens the government without wasting taxpayer money on an unnecessary wall, and to defend it with a veto-proof majority.”
Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney [at] lwv.org
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