CDP Statement on the Opening of the 116th Congress, and the Trump Shutdown
Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement on the opening of the 116th Congress with a Democratic majority in the House:
“It speaks volumes that Speaker Pelosi and the new Democratic majority has come in on its very first day, ready to take care of business and pass legislation to reopen the federal government. While President Trump continues his tantrum of keeping the federal government shut down over a wall that he promised Mexico would pay for, House Democrats are showing why the American people voted overwhelmingly to put them in the majority last November,” said Carroll.
“Veteran Colorado legislators Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, our new Congressmen Joe Neguse and Jason Crow, and the House Democratic Caucus are getting to work and taking action to end the Trump Shutdown. The longer the shutdown goes, the longer Colorado’s 53,200 federal workers have to either work without pay or are on unpaid leave. Senate Republicans like Cory Gardner owe it to these working people and their families to take action and join House Democrats in ending the Trump Shutdown,” Carroll concluded.