January 29, 2019
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday advised people concerned about the government shutting down again in February to call their Democratic members of Congress and ask them to work on border security.
President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 15 on Friday, following a 35-day partial government shutdown. The impasse was over Trump’s demands for congressional funding for a wall on the southern border, which Democrats refused to provide, and he got no money for it after the five-week standoff.
Sanders did not rule out another shutdown at Monday’s White House press briefing, and a reporter asked her if federal workers should brace themselves again for missed paychecks.
“My advice would be to call your Democrat members of Congress and ask them to fix the problem, so that we don’t have to continue having this process and so that we actually secure the border and protect American citizens,” she said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:23 am