Chair Grijalva Statement on New GAO Ruling That Trump Admin Illegally Moved Money During Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz) released the following statement on the new Government Accountability Office ruling that the Trump administration illegally used federal money during the recent government shutdown to mitigate damage to National Park Service sites. According to the report, the Interior Department did not cooperate with GAO’s investigation. 

“Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and his advisors consider federal laws a nuisance, not a set of standards. Nothing is safe from the administration’s demands – not our environment, not our way of life, and certainly not the intent of Congress. Should Republicans shut down our government again at the end of this fiscal year, Congress and the nation will look to this ruling and hold the administration accountable for every dollar they attempt to steal from the American people.”

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