New York’s Senior Senator Chuck Schumer says border wall funding is a non-starter in the ongoing negotiations over the partial federal government shutdown:
Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, says he thought he and his Republican colleagues already had a deal in place:
Meanwhile, 23rd District Representative Tom Reed also tells CNBC a shutdown is a bad way to deal with the ongoing immigration fight:
24th District Representative John Katko also expressed his disappointment, saying the shutdown allows critical funding for many key programs to lapse. Non-essential federal employees will remain idle while the shutdown continues, while some essential employees will not be paid until the government resumes normal business. The shutdown is not expected to affect care at the VA Hospitals in Canandaigua and Bath.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:
“I am incredibly disappointed that Democrats and Republicans have failed to work together to avoid a government shutdown. Because of Congress’ failure to act, critical funding for programs like VAWA has lapsed. While we can have disagreements as policymakers, there are are no winners when Congress fails to keep the government open. We must come together to find a solution. I remain committed to working across party lines to get this done.”