Kansas’ new Democratic congresswoman is preparing to vote for legislation drafted by her party’s leaders for reopening parts of the federal government.
Represtative-elect Sharice Davids said Wednesday the package should have bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and she hopes it can pass Congress quickly.
The package includes $1.3 billion for border security. That’s far less than President Donald Trump is seeking for a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. Parts of the federal government have been shut down since December 22nd because of the dispute over funding the wall.
Davids said she hopes Trump comes to see that the shutdown is bad for the nation.
Davids and Republican Kansas Representative-elect Steve Watkins will take office Thursday. Watkins’ office did not immediately respond Wednesday to messages seeking comment.