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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Cole Statement on Plan to End Partial Government Shutdown

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced a new proposal to end the partial government shutdown. The plan would reopen and fund currently affected agencies through February 15 and provide backpay to federal workers.

“I am relieved that agreement has been reached to reopen the government and pay the hundreds of thousands of federal workers suffering as a result. Their commitment despite this hardship has been tremendous,” said Cole.

“Through his announcement today, the president demonstrated yet again that he is willing to negotiate in good faith, and Democrats are now out of excuses for refusing to do so as well. In the weeks ahead, it is critical that Democrats stay true to their promise of working with Republicans and the president on solutions for border security. I believe we can find a compromise that both sides agree on and which reflects the views of the American people.”