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Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

Representing New Haven, Hamden & North Haven

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Senators Looney and Duff Issue Statements on the End of the Trump Shutdown

Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff released the following statements regarding the end of the Trump shutdown.

“I am pleased President Trump has finally backed down on his irrational demand for the government to be shut down until a border wall was funded,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven). “Thousands of families have needlessly suffered during this shutdown and sadly much of this damage cannot be undone. I am proud of what Connecticut has done through the legislation enacted this week to help federal employees and their families during this terrible time. Connecticut will continue to do all it can to protect our residents from the harmful policies of President Trump.”

“Finally reason has won out and the Trump Shutdown has ended,” said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk). “The President has caved after weeks of harming hundreds of thousands of federal workers across this country for no reason. I want to thank all my colleagues in the General Assembly, Governor Lamont, our local banks, numerous non-profits and food shelters, and so many more who have stepped up to help these families during this difficult government shutdown.”

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