Langhorne, Pa.—Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) released the following statement following the President’s announcement that a tentative deal with congressional leaders had been reached to reopen the government through February 15, 2019:


"Government shutdowns are costly and inefficient. This impasse—the longest in American history—has been detrimental to federal employees, disrupted the traveling public, and has led to damage in our national parks.”


“While I appreciate that a tentative deal has been reached to reopen the federal government, this lengthy interruption of government services has been harmful to the American people and civil discourse. Over the next three weeks, it is imperative that Republicans and Democrats compromise on policies that fund the federal government and enforce border security to ensure such a stalemate does not reoccur.”