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By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Reopen the federal government and address border security, immigration reform


Last updated 1/31/2019 at 10:34am

As of this writing, today is the 24th day of the partial federal government shutdown – the longest in our history. The funding of certain portions of the federal government and border security have unfortunately become highly partisan, with congressional Democrats refusing to negotiate with President Trump to fund his border security request even when they supported similar policies in the past.

The Department of Homeland Security’s request to secure the border goes beyond a physical barrier to include resources to increase the number of Border Patrol agents and immigration judges, drug...

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