WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the President's compromise proposal:
"I appreciate the President's compromise proposal to break the gridlock currently in Washington. Democrat Leadership in Congress should end their stonewalling and work toward reaching an agreement that funds the government, improves border security, and begins to address a number of other issues affecting our broken immigration system.
"This shutdown has gone on for too long, and too many people are suffering to continue feet-dragging. Our country deserves better."