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Congressman Carson Keeps Fighting to Re-Open Government

Jan 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today marks the 21st day of the government shutdown, matching the longest in our country’s history. This week, Congressman André Carson voted on several bills to re-open the federal government. This includes today’s vote in favor of the Interior appropriations bill so Americans can get back to enjoying their national parks, EPA workers can continue monitoring air and water pollution, and hazardous waste sites can be maintained. Carson also voted in favor of a bill that would ensure government workers affected by the Trump shutdown, including the over 5,000 Hoosiers, receive retroactive backpay.

“Every day that this needless shutdown continues, Hoosier families suffer,” said Congressman André Carson. “Hoosiers sent me to Washington to fight for them, and it is my job to ensure that their financial security does not fall victim to President Trump’s government shutdown.”

Last night, Congressman Carson voted to pass spending bills for the Departments of Transportation, HUD, and Agriculture to guarantee Hoosiers have safe food, safe aircraft, and affordable housing vouchers for low-income families.

“The debate over border security is important and should be a part of our consideration of comprehensive immigration reform,” said Congressman André Carson. “But we cannot allow the President to hold hostage countless programs that Americans rely on. It violates our oath of office, hurts countless hard working families, and puts our economy and national security at risk. I will continue to fight to re-open our government immediately.”