January 24, 2019

Crapo Votes to Reopen Government

Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate voted today to fund border security and to reopen the remainder of the government.  The measure failed to advance on a 50-47 vote.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo supported the measure and issued the following statement after the vote: 

“I have consistently supported measures that would secure our borders and provide safety for those seeking asylum or to otherwise legally enter the United States.  My vote today was no different.  The process of collaboration often succeeds as a way of achieving consensus on difficult public policy matters. Today’s proposal contained bipartisan approaches to re-opening the government, while also addressing the President’s call for border security.  This bill included necessary investments in border security, additional immigration measures previously supported by both Democrats and Republicans, funding for closed portions of the government through the remainder of the fiscal year, and an extension of the Violence Against Women Act of which I have been a long-time proponent.”

“Although I am disappointed in the outcome of the failed vote, I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation that will adequately address the President’s push for border security and reopen the remaining portions of the government as quickly as possible.”

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