The congressman rescheduled the meeting in Middlesex to vote on ending the government shutdown
Due to a whirlwind of developments Monday in Washington, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning postponed a town hall meeting in Middlesex to Tuesday.
The congressman stayed in the nation's capital Monday evening for a House vote to end the government shutdown. Shortly after 6 p.m., Congress voted to reopen the government. The House followed the Senate in approving the bill President Donald Trump was expected to sign.
The measure will only fund government operations through Feb. 8.
Senate Democrats reluctantly voted in favor of the temporary funding bill, in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues.
Earlier in the day, Reed said in an MSNBC interview he was working toward ending “great division” in Washington and the gridlock that caused the three-day partial shutdown. He talked about his role as co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus. Formed a year ago, the caucus is a bipartisan group in Congress of about 40 members — equally divided between Democrats and Republicans — committed to forging cooperation on key issues.
The Reed town hall meeting now scheduled for Tuesday will give people a chance to face the congressman with questions and concerns. There are many, ranging from immigration to national security, investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election and a myriad of issues surrounding Trump.
The town hall will take place at 6 p.m. at Middlesex Hose Company, 5537 Water St.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.