Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after Democrats in the U.S. Senate ended their filibuster of a short-term appropriations bill that had shut down the federal government since Saturday:

“While it is three days late, it is nonetheless a positive development that enough Senate Democrats have finally agreed to what Republicans proposed all along: a short term funding bill that keeps the government open and operating, funds our troops, and ensures that millions of American kids can still access the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The end of Senator Schumer’s obstruction allows us to return to good faith negotiations on a longer term funding agreement and also clears the path for work on a strong immigration reform and border security bill.”