Gardner Statement on Proposed Plan to End the Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s plan to reopen the closed portions of the federal government: 

“The government must be reopened. This proposal recognizes that need and is an offshoot of earlier efforts to tie border security funding to immigration reform, but on a smaller scale for both. This is a reasonable proposal – no one gets everything they want. No one gets as much as they wanted. More than anything, though, this proposal does open the government and boost border security. While some may be tempted to stay crouched in their partisan corners, I hope a majority in Congress realize that compromise is a keystone of government and accept this offer.”