Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Statement on Ending Government Shutdown

Jan 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after Senate Democrats decided to support government funding/Children’s Health Insurance Program legislation:

“Government funding and CHIP should have been signed into law last week and a government shutdown completely avoided.  Shutting down the government is always bad public policy – a strategy I opposed this year and in 2013 under President Obama.  I am pleased cloture passed in the Senate today with strong bipartisan support.  The government will soon be reopened, our troops will be paid and a full reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program will be signed into law.  I will continue to be involved in Problem Solvers Caucus discussions on DACA/border security legislation.”