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Pelosi Statement on House Democrats’ Vote to Ensure Families Get Their Tax Refunds

January 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House voted 240-188 to re-open the Treasury Department and other key agencies, to ensure that Americans get their tax refunds:

“While the President petulantly pledges to keep government shut down until he gets his way, House Democrats are taking swift action to restore certainty to people’s lives and remove all doubt that hard-working Americans will receive their tax refunds in full and on time, by passing legislation to re-open the IRS.

“If Senate Republicans do not pass this legislation that they have already supported, they will be fully complicit in the chaos and cruelty of the Trump Shutdown – which is threatening the vital services that millions of Americans rely on for their health, safety and well-being, and putting many Americans’ paychecks on the chopping block.

“The President must end his fear-mongering and fabrications, and re-open government now.”