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The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), welcoming the 116thCongress, suggested that “the first order of business must be to end President Trump’s needless government shutdown. Make no mistake – this shutdown is not really about border security. It is an empty political stunt that has paralyzed segments of the U.S. government, hurt hundreds of thousands of government employees, and cast a shadow of uncertainty on the future of our country. We do not need a border wall. What we need is enhanced border security, comprehensive and humane immigration reform, and a fully functioning government that is open for business to do the work of the American people.”

The organization’s press release said that the JDCA also ” looks forward to working with the new Congress on our top priorities, which include promoting social justice, human rights, and freedoms; comprehensive and humane immigration reform; combating anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred and bigotry; protecting democratic institutions and the right to vote; supporting the U.S.-Israel relationship and Israel’s security; defending against climate change and other environmental threats; advocating for common-sense gun reforms; and supporting access to affordable healthcare for all Americans.”

Additionally, JDCA also urged the House “to fulfill its duty to serve as a check on the executive branch. It is essential that the House investigate all credible claims of wrongdoing, unethical behavior, and potential crimes of the Trump administration and preserve the integrity and independence of the Mueller investigation.” — From Jewish Democratic Council of America