Democrat Shutdown is Over
This afternoon, the Senate voted to reopen the government after a shutdown that lasted nearly three days. I
am heartened to see my Democrat colleagues come to their senses so that Congress can now get back to work on tackling the big challenges facing Texans
and the nation.
The American people did not deserve to be held hostage over an unrelated immigration issue, and
I'm relieved that we were able to fund our government, military, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Click"here to watch the remarks I made today on the Senate
I am committed to the promise I've made to finding a solution for the nearly 800,000 individuals
here under the previous Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 124,000 of whom live in Texas. Working with the President, I
look forward to reaching a bipartisan compromise that also addresses border security needs and other reforms he has requested.