Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to discuss government shutdown impact in Detroit

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 12:19:54-05

(WXYZ) — Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will be joined Tuesday by community members in Detroit to show the impact of the government shutdown.

“I wanted to host this press conference so that we can put a human face to those impacted,” said Congresswoman Tlaib. “There are countless people in this state who are impacted by this government shutdown. Numbers are one thing, but it is important for all of us to hear what this means for the day-to-day lives of those in the 13th Congressional District and across this country.

The government has been partially shutdown for nearly 18 days.

“We need the President to signal that he will sign the bills the House passed,” Tlaib continued. “Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the Senate need to show leadership and send those bills to the President. We’ve done our job, it’s time for them to do theirs. Make no question, this shutdown is because of Trump. He owns it and he needs to end it now.”

Watch the press conference below: