U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre released the following statement regarding the government shutdown and border control.
"Today, I voted to maintain the security and safety of our nation's borders.
"We need an American solution to get this government back and working -- not a Democratic one, not a Republican one, not an Independent one -- an American one. The cycle of governing by crisis needs to stop, and we all have a shared responsibility to find solutions that work for the betterment of our great nation.
"I have voted at every opportunity to end this shutdown. It is time for the bi-partisan bickering to end and for both parties to work together. A good first step would be to bring a clean budget bill to the floor for a vote, so we can re-open the government and begin to address the challenges we have."