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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Schneider Responds to President Trump’s Address on Border

January 8, 2019
Press Release

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the following statement:

“It is disappointing that President Trump chose to use his first Oval Office address to the nation to double down on his irresponsible demands for an ineffective border wall and prolong a damaging government shutdown.

“While both sides agree we must secure our borders and ports of entry, we have real disagreements about how to best achieve that goal. We can and should debate these issues, but there should be no argument on the urgency to re-open our government. The House has passed bipartisan legislation that would do just that. It is time for President Trump to do the responsible thing – stop holding our federal agencies and the livelihood of more than 800,000 Americans hostage, and end his government shutdown.

“When our government re-opens, I look forward to a robust debate on how to best secure our border that is guided by facts on the ground and the insight of our law enforcement professionals.”