Brown Statement on Government Funding Deal & President Trump’s Decision to Declare a National Emergency

Brown: Any effort to take funding away from our military to support the President’s vanity project is reckless and irresponsible.

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statement on the bipartisan government funding deal reached in Congress, as well as recent reports that the President will declare a national emergency on the Southern border: 

“Any effort to take funding away from our military to support the President’s vanity project is reckless and irresponsible. The President needs to drop the threats, sign this bill and stop standing in the way of important work like protecting pensions for millions of workers and retirees, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, or rewriting the tax code to put people first.” said Brown. “One of the first things Congress should do is provide back pay for the contract workers the President hurt with his shutdown.” 

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