Washington, DC—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after President Donald Trump gave remarks, advocating for a compromise regarding the partial shutdown.

“Since the beginning of this partial government shutdown, I have repeatedly called for Republicans and Democrats to come together and find a compromise,” said Curtis. “The people of Utah have had enough of this shutdown and are ready to see us get back to work solving the country’s problems. I’m glad to see a solution brought forward to open the government and allow us to address critical border security needs. I plan to support it.”

Background

The Congressman published an op-ed in Deseret News earlier this weekend regarding the shutdown, click here to read.

Last week, Curtis introduced The Government Shutdown Prevention Act. The legislation would automatically continue government funding through a continuing resolution. The bill would implement a five percent spending penalty on the day the continuing resolution begins. Federal spending would be reduced by two percent 60 days after the first day of the fiscal year and by an additional two percent each subsequent 60-day period. Click here to read more.

Earlier this month, Congressman Curtis introduced H.R. 26, the “No Work, No Pay Act of 2019.” The legislation would prohibit Senators and Representatives from being paid during periods when any Federal agency is shut down due to a lapse in funding appropriated by Congress. Click here for more.