Rep. Veasey Calls on Senate to Vote to Re-Open Government as Texas’ Federal Employees Go Without Pay

Jan 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Veasey highlighted government data showing that at least 29,282 of Texas’ federal employees are being forced to live in uncertainty and fear without a paycheck. That’s the third highest number of federal workers in a state nationwide.

“Across America, 800,000 workers are at risk of going without pay because of this reckless Trump Shutdown, but the President doesn’t seem to know how to get the country out of this mess – nor does he seem to care. It’s time for Senate Republicans to come to their senses and do what’s best for the country, not leave it to President Trump. They need to bring the funding package to re-open all government agencies to the floor immediately.”