WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to reopen the government by unanimous consent:

“Over the last month, Speaker Pelosi and liberals in Washington have put their personal differences with President Trump over the security of our border and the paychecks of federal workers. Time and time again, President Trump proposed reasonable solutions that would open the government and secure our borders, while also including policies that Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have previously supported. Yet each time, Pelosi and Schumer refused to come to the table or even present a counteroffer. Now, once again, President Trump is exhibiting leadership by agreeing to reopen government even though we still haven’t reached an agreement on border security. One thing is clear from this last 35 days: Pelosi and Schumer would rather force the longest government shutdown in our history than fund border security that is critical to the safety of our nation.

“During the next three weeks of this short-term agreement, Pelosi and Schumer need to stop playing partisan games and finally take serious steps to address the humanitarian and safety risks at the southern border while also reaching a long-term agreement on government funding.”