For Immediate Release:
January 25, 2019

Horn Makes Statement on Re-Opening of the Federal Government

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kendra Horn released the following statement about the re-opening of the federal government after a 35-day shutdown:

“I am encouraged that Congress and the White House could come together to end this government shutdown so 800,000 federal employees – 16,000 of whom reside in Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district – can get back to work and receive the paychecks they are due. I have seen the negative consequences this government shutdown has had on furloughed federal workers, and families who rely on the services they provide for border security, food safety, airline travel and other vital operations of government. I will work to make sure these workers and families are able to get back on their feet now that the government is re-opened.”

“As I have said since taking office in the midst of this government shutdown, I want to have serious discussions about our nation’s border security, but only after the government has been re-opened and federal workers are being paid. I now look forward to working in a bipartisan manner with my colleagues in Congress to find smart, effective solutions for border security.”