Sen. Pat Toomey's statement on end of shutdown
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement on the end of the government shutdown:
"I am glad the government is reopening and 800,000 federal employees are getting paid.
“Over the next three weeks, the president and Congress will have an opportunity to craft a workable solution. As I have said all along, the obvious, necessary resolution is a compromise that improves border security – including physical barriers where they make sense – and delivers on some Democrat priorities, too. I hope Democrats, who promised to negotiate in good faith if the government were open, will now compromise with the president so the country can put this frustrating episode behind us.”