Statement From Congressman Reed About the Shutdown

January 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Statement From Congressman Tom Reed:

“The unfortunate government shutdown is further proof that the extremes on both sides of the aisle continue to focus on their own self interests and not the needs of the American people. I am deeply disappointed these extremists, who are refusing to compromise, have prevailed. I want to assure people that I will not stop working until a solution is found.
“In the meantime, our office will remain open, accessible and able to help as many people as possible with the things they need such as social security checks, Medicare, or veterans issues.
“In Washington, we continue to work out the details of a bipartisan solution. This week, the Problem Solvers Caucus, which I co-chair, held a bipartisan meeting with over 50 House and Senate members looking to bring stability to government and solve the problems we face.These issues include addressing our spending priorities like the Children’s Health Insurance Program and paying our men and women in uniform. We also must address our failing immigration policies.”

Update – 12:57pm – From Reed’s FB Page:
We’re open despite the unfortunate government shutdown. My staff and I are working and able to help with things you need such as social security or Medicare. We’re also out attending important events and meetings around the district.