WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2019) - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted for a clean spending bill to reopen the government immediately. The measure, which received bipartisan support, would reopen currently closed agencies and fund the federal government through February 8th. The proposal failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to advance in the Senate.
“New Mexicans are paying the price for the longest government shutdown in American history because President Trump refuses to stop holding our federal workers and basic government services hostage,” said Senator Heinrich. “We had an opportunity to end the pain this shutdown has caused New Mexicans and Americans across the country, but my Republican colleagues blocked the bill from advancing. Our workers deserve better. We need to reopen the government immediately.”