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Kaine Statement On Senate Passage Of Bill To Reopen Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Senate passed legislation to reopen the government for three weeks:

“For more than a month, President Trump tyrannized hardworking public servants in an attempt to force Congress to do what he wants. I’m relieved we passed a bill to end this shutdown so millions of Americans can receive the government services they’ve been forced to go without and - because of our back pay bill – federal employees will finally get their paychecks. Now both parties in Congress must work to reach a long-term compromise and ensure a government shutdown is never again used as a negotiating tactic.”