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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Cole Supports President Trump’s Plan to Reopen the Government

January 19, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement in support of President Donald Trump’s effort to compromise with Democrats, secure the border, provide legal status to recipients of DACA and reopen the government.

“Today, President Trump outlined a real compromise to end the partial government shutdown, demonstrating his willingness to negotiate in good faith. The plan includes things both sides agree need to be solved,” said Cole. “It would provide legal status for DACA recipients—something that Democrats have long demanded. In addition, it would provide money for physical barriers, technology, infrastructure and personnel that are much needed to secure our southern border. Finally, it would immediately reopen the government, so negotiations on other matters of national importance can proceed.

“Thus far, Democrats have been determined to put political fights ahead of the critical need to strengthen border security. President Trump is clearly trying to negotiate in good faith with Democratic leadership in order to end this painful government shutdown. For the good of the entire country, I hope Democrats finally come to their senses, work with Republicans and the president to enact real solutions and finally reopen the government.”

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