Rep. Plaskett on government reopening

The federal government is open, for now.

President Trump decided to re-open the government for three weeks on Friday- giving Congress three weeks to draw up a plan on border security.

US Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released this statement following the President’s decision.

“After the longest shut down in history, I am pleased that the government will reopen and federal employees will be paid.”

She continues, “it is sad that it took 35 days of inflicting pain and misery on Americans for President Trump and Republicans to come to their senses and agree to this solution, but it is better late than never.”

Plaskett said she looks forward to working with her colleages across the aisle to craft a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that provides smart, effective solutions for border security.