Fortenberry Statement on End of Government Shutdown

Jan 22, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today provided the following statement on the end of the government shutdown:

“The Senate has agreed to the basic House budget extension. Further disturbance has been averted. The government is open again with full funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

“Regardless of the responsible political party, nobody wins in a government shutdown. It is unfair to our military, disruptive to government personnel, and offensive to the American people.”

Congressman Fortenberry is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.