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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., wants Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up one of the bills proposed by House Democrats to end the government shutdown.
“This situation is absurd and it’s time to end [the shutdown],” Fitzpatrick said on Saturday, according to Robert Costa of the Washington Post. “Who feels safe flying today? People are worried.”
The article goes on to state the following:
On Wednesday, only eight Republicans voted alongside Democrats for a bill that would have reopened some federal agencies. Fitzpatrick, a moderate Republican, was one of them. Those agencies that were funded in that legislation had little to do with national security, like the Treasury and IRS.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) tells me he’s urging GOP leaders to prod McConnell to take up one of the House Democrats’ bills to reopen the government. “This situation is absurd and it’s time to end [the shutdown]… who feels safe flying today? People are worried.”
— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 12, 2019
GOP congressman calls for McConnell to take up a Democrat-proposed bill to reopen government https://t.co/AXqsmDwS2c
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 13, 2019
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