Toomey Statement on President’s Proposal to End Government Shutdown

Toomey Statement on President’s Proposal to End Government Shutdown

ALLENTOWN, PA — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement on President Trump’s proposal to end the federal government shutdown:

“President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion in border security funding is reasonable and certainly deserved a counter-proposal, at the very least. But Speaker Pelosi has refused to negotiate. Now, President Trump is offering Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats a top legislative priority of theirs in an effort to end this partial government shutdown.

“The president’s offer, which is based on the bipartisan BRIDGE Act introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin – who serves as the number two Democrat in the Senate – would provide legal status to DACA recipients for three years.

“The Senate will vote on this sensible plan next week. Speaker Pelosi should allow the House to do the same.”

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January 20, 2019 10:15 pm

Don’t try to make it Pelosi at fault. He has not wavered $1.00 in his demand for money, and hasnot shown the plans or details. So we are just supposed to turn over almost 6 billion dollars to him. He is making up false statistics about the border too. The wall will do nothing. Most of our borders are unprotected but we need a wall just with Mexico. He needs to stop trying to destroy this country and put people back to work. It was not Pelosi blocking votes but McConnell. It could have been over ridden ages ago. And… Read more »