Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, joined calls today to reopen the rest of the federal government before the funding fight over the border wall is resolved.
“I am one who is amendable to a process that would allow for those appropriations bills that have concluded some time ago that they be enacted into law — whether it’s the Department of Interior or the IRS. I’d like to see that," she said.
Murkowski said she supports a legislative package made up of six full-year spending bills to reopen other shuttered parts of the federal government.
“I am supportive of a process that is going to allow us to get these six bills through and if we need need to do something with homeland ... let’s do that. But I think we can walk and chew gum," she said.