Statement from Acting Secretary David Bernhardt

Last edited 09/29/2021


WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced the reopening of the federal government:

"I thank President Trump for his leadership, which resulted in a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the government. Our dedicated employees are ready to get to work. Additionally, we would like to thank our partners for their generosity and cooperation during the partial lapse in appropriations. Border security remains a top priority of the Trump Administration, and I am hopeful that over the next three weeks Congress presents the President with a border security package that keeps America safe."

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