Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the below statement on the Trump shutdown:
"President Trump and Republicans control the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. With that power comes a basic responsibility to keep the government open and running. Sadly, this was a responsibility they chose not to meet, and now the American people will suffer.
"President Trump and Congressional Republicans said they wanted a DACA solution that would provide relief to the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers who are Americans in every sense of the word except for a piece of paper. There’s a bipartisan solution on the table – it’s supported by Republicans, by Democrats, and by most Americans. But instead of putting that solution forward for a vote, the President and Republican leaders have chosen to use DREAMers as political pawns. I refuse to let that happen."