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Plaskett Grateful Trump Will Fund Federal Government For Three Weeks

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement Friday on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is finally ending the government shutdown and temporarily reopening the federal government:

“After the longest shut down in history, I am pleased that the government will reopen and federal employees will be paid,” Plaskett said. “The solution to the Trump Shutdown has always been simple: reopen the government, pay federal employees, and then begin a period of constructive negotiations on border security.”

Although Trump’s plan will only fund the U.S. government for three weeks, the delegate to congress said some good will come of it.

“It is sad that it took 35 days of inflicting pain and misery on Americans for President Trump and Republicans to come to their senses and agree to this solution, but it is better late than never,” Plaskett said.

Plaskett pledged to work in a bipartisan way for the good of the territory.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle and across the Capitol to craft a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that provides smart, effective solutions for border security while staying true to our values as Americans,” she said.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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