WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who has his home office in Glen Rock, is meeting today with President Donald Trump, as part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus regarding the longest government shutdown in history.
Gottheimer joined with representatives Thomas Suozzi, Vincente Gonzalez, Anthony Brindisi, Dean Phillips, Max Rose, and Abigail Spanberger who all met at the White House for a sit-down with President Trump in the Situation Room regarding the federal government shutdown, now on day 26.
The President is holding out for funds to build more wall on the southern border, while Democrat leaders have been clear they will not authorize any funds for the wall.
Entering the meeting, the members of the Problem Solvers Caucus released the following statement: "Over the last weeks, we have been listening to our constituents and speaking with our fellow Members of Congress — in both parties and in both chambers. There is strong agreement across the aisle and around the country: We must reopen the government. Our security, safety, and economy have been compromised, and millions of families are suffering.
"There is also strong agreement that if we reopen the government, the possibility exists to work together and find common ground to tackle some of our country’s toughest problems and fix them. But that conversation can only begin in earnest once the government is reopened. We accepted the White House’s invitation to meet today to convey that message."