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LCV Statement on #TrumpShutdown

Dec 21, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – After the Republican-led U.S. Senate backtracked on government funding legislation and voted on a bill to appease President Trump’s demands for a destructive border wall that will take us to a government shutdown, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“Just when you think Trump couldn’t reach new lows, he holds the government hostage for an environmentally destructive and xenophobic border wall no one else wants. This isn’t a game. A Trump shutdown could furlough thousands of EPA workers charged with protecting public health and jeopardize the safety of our national parks. This administration and the Republican Congress have no clue how to run a country, especially when it comes to protecting our health and our communities – including immigrant families who this administration has treated maliciously from day one.”