Murkowski apologizes to federal workers as shutdown ends

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski posted a video to her social media accounts Saturday apologizing to Alaskans and federal employees who have been impacted by the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history.

President Trump signed a bill Friday that would reopen the government until Feb. 15, backing down from his demands from border wall funding.

Murkowski says she is pleased that we now have the opportunity to discuss the issues of border security with the government fully opened, and that those who are serving our country as public employees are being compensated.

“To those who have been impacted so directly by this shutdown, It should not have happened, and my goal is to make sure it doesn’t happen to you again," Murkowski said.

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