POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Here’s how NJ’s congressional delegation reacted to Trump’s shutdown compromise

President Trump declared a temporary government funding fix on Day 35 of the government shutdown, opening the government until Feb. 15.

Here’s how New Jersey’s governor and Congressional delegation responded:

Gov. Phil Murphy:

“I’m pleased to see the President finally end his shutdown, allow our federal government to reopen, and pay our federal employees the salaries they are owed. But it’s impossible to understand why he insisted on the damage done the last five weeks. Over 800,000 federal workers, including thousands right here in New Jersey, were forced to go a month without a paycheck, pushing so many working families into desperation. They deserve better, and I hope the President understands how destructive it is to play politics with people’s lives.”

Sen. BobMenendez:

Sen. Cory Booker:

Rep. Donald Norcorss:

Rep. Chris Smith:

“I welcome the President’s announcement. We need to immediately restore essential government functions—which I have repeatedly voted to do in recent weeks—while allowing more time to negotiate for funding to secure our border, which I voted for in December.”

Rep. Josh Gottheimer:

Rep. Frank Pallone:

Rep. Tom Malinowski:

 

Rep. Bill Pascrell:

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman:

Reps. Jeff Van Drew, Andy Kim, Albio Sires, Donald Payne Jr., and Mikie Sherrill had no comment at the time this article was published. This post will be updated as NJTV News receives statements.