Congressman Horsford Presides Over House Votes To Reopen Government, End The Shutdown And Fund Effective Homeland Security Improvements

January 23, 2019
Press Release
The Legislation Will Provide $1.6 Billion In Funding For Border Security Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) presided over U.S. House of Representatives votes on bipartisan legislation to immediately reopen the federal government and pay federal employees. 

In addition to reopening the federal government, the bills include more than $1.6 billion in border security-related measures, including  federal funds for immigration judges to reduce the backlog of immigration cases, construction at ports of entry to facilitate lawful entries and trade, and assistance to Central American countries as they work to improve security and economic stability.

“I’ve voted nine times to end this shutdown and the pain it’s inflicting on working families across Nevada. And today, I presided over the House’s tenth bipartisan vote to reopen the government,” said Congressman Horsford. “It’s time for the Senate to take up the House’s bipartisan legislation so that the 3,520 federal workers in Nevada can be paid for the work they provide.”