Haaland: President Trump Should Re-open the Government, Then We Can Talk Border Security

January 19, 2019
Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after President Trump continued to hold federal workers and contractors hostage for his border wall:  

“President Trump didn’t come to the table, instead he came up with a false compromise and pulled Dreamers onto the list of people he’s holding hostage for his fantasy. It’s only fair that President Trump signs the bill The House passed on day one to pay federal workers and contractors, then we can discuss border security. When I talk to families in New Mexico, they tell me about the need for quality public education, good paying jobs, and access to quality health care — the wall is not a solution to those concerns.”