Heinrich Statement On Senate Vote And Path Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today:

"Today I voted to reopen the government, paired with a commitment from Republicans to address a host of long-neglected priorities. We have forced the Senate to confront the crisis President Trump has created for Dreamers, and focused the government funding debate on providing year-long certainty for the Pentagon, Department of Energy and other important federal agencies. This legislation also extends the children's health insurance program and shields Americans from a tax on their health premiums. 

"This course correction has made clear that President Trump does not have a blank check when it comes to carrying out his destructive agenda – Americans are prepared to fight back.

"The only path forward is one where both parties come to the table to solve real problems, and I will be fighting every step of the way to make that happen."