Representative Jason Crow

Representing the 6th District of Colorado

Crow Statement on Temporary Reopening of the Federal Government

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) released the following statement regarding the temporary agreement to reopen the federal government after it was partially shut down for 35 days:

“In the Army, I learned quickly that when politicians talk tough, real people get hurt. For the last 35 days, we saw that firsthand as our president used our federal workers as a bargaining chip in his political games.

“Over 20,000 Colorado workers and their families have spent the past four weeks dealing with pain and chaos. Our top priority as a country now must be getting our federal workers paid and back to work as quickly as possible. As this senseless shutdown ends, we must restore servant leadership to Washington and make sure we never use people and their paychecks as political pawns in policy discussions again.“