Federal Shutdown Is Over… For Now. How Will Michigan Congresspeople Lead Going Forward?

Existing barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border

The shutdown is over — at least for the next three weeks.

Workers have been told they’ll receive back pay for the time they worked unpaid.

But President Donald Trump has already stated that he’d be willing to consider shutting the government down again if Democrats don’t relent on funding for a border wall in the next handful of days.

What happens next — and what role will people in our congressional delegation from Michigan play in the debate going forward?

On Detroit Today, Stephen Henderson speaks with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph).

Click on the audio player above to hear those conversations.

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