PHOTO RELEASE: On The Steps Of The U.S. Capitol, Senate Democrats Show The Faces Of Those Hurt By The Devastating Trump Shutdown And Call On President Trump To Re-Open Government ImmediatelyJanuary 16, 2019
Despite Rejecting Bipartisan Proposals To Reopen the Government, President Trump Has Threatened To Keep The Government Shut Down For Months Or Even Years If He Does Not Receive Funding For His Ineffective And Expensive Border Wall That He Insisted Mexico Would Pay For
Trump Shutdown Effects Are Widespread And Worsening: Last Friday, An Estimated 800,000 Federal Workers Did Not Receive Their Paychecks And Many Are Working Without Pay. Millions Of Americans Applying For Home And Small Business Loans Are Stuck In Limbo. If Government Shutdown Continues, 38 Million Low-Income Americans Could Lose Access To Food Stamps, 2.2 Million Households Could Lose Access To Section 8 Rental Assistance, And Much More
Senate Dems To Trump: Stop Holding The American People Hostage And Open The Government
Washington, D.C. – Today, on the Senate steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, members of the Senate Democratic Caucus highlighted the devastating effects the Trump Shutdown is having on American workers and families and called on President Trump to re-open the government immediately. This past Friday, an estimated 800,000 federal workers did not receive their paycheck, pushing many families into dire financial straits – leaving them unable to pay their rent or mortgages, some struggling to choose between buying food, paying heating bills, or purchasing essential medications. If the shutdown continues, more Americans will suffer as millions could lose access to essential benefits and programs, such as food stamps, housing assistance, and more. Senate Democrats urged President Trump to put an end to the shutdown he was “proud” to start and re-open the government.