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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today after he voted in favor of reopening the government and securing the border:

“Nobody wants the government to be shut down, and nobody wants our country to have a vulnerable southern border,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “This legislation represents progress not perfection, but it reopens the government and it secures our border.  The president proposed this bipartisan compromise, and my Democratic colleagues refused to take it.  It’s time we put petty politics aside and put the American people first.”