7 Democrats from the Problem Solvers Caucus at the White House talking shutdown, first group to accept Trump’s invitation other than Democratic leadership.
#NEW: Seven House Democrats joined Pres. Trump at the WH today to continue talks on reopening the government, a day after Dems boycotted a similar meeting.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) January 16, 2019
At the bipartisan meeting at WH: Representatives Josh Gottheimer, Thomas Suozzi, Vincente Gonzalez, Anthony Brindisi, Dean Phillips, Max Rose, and Abigail Spanberger Statement from them:
“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.”