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Brindisi hopes to secure strong borders despite government shutdown

New members of Congress will be sworn in on Thursday of next week, and that includes Congressman-elect Anthony Brindisi who defeated incumbent Claudia Tenney in the mid term elections.

Posted: Dec 29, 2018 7:40 AM
Updated: Dec 29, 2018 8:19 AM

UTICA, N.Y. -- New members of Congress will be sworn in on Thursday of next week, and that includes Congressman-elect Anthony Brindisi who defeated incumbent Claudia Tenney in the mid term elections.

The Democrat Friday night is addressing the government shutdown and the changes that could be coming down the pike when his party takes control of the House.

"It's certainly not good any time the government shuts down, we have a lot of concerns, and I have concerns over border security. I want to secure strong borders, and I think that we need to negotiate a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes more funding for border security. But we gotta make sure that we are ending this as soon as possible. It's not good for the economy, it's not good for the federal workers. We want to make sure that our country is up and running in tackling the problems that we need to work on," Brindisi said. 

No votes in Congress are scheduled until Thursday, which means the shutdown will certainly continue until at least that point.

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