January 25, 2019

Grijalva on Shutdown and Border Security, Drought Contingency Plan

He joined Christopher Conover for an interview at Arizona Public Media.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva stopped by Arizona Public Media last week during a brief visit to his district and spoke to Christopher Conover about the partial government shutdown and President Trump's demands for increased funding for a wall.

"He's defined security one way, and I think the ask from the Democrats in Congress is, 'Let's broaden that definition,'" Grijalva said.

Grijalva also discussed the role of the federal government in conserving water in the Colorado River. It comes as legislators in Arizona work on passing a revised drought contingency plan.

"We have a role both as a mediator. We have a role both as an arbitrator. … If the Colorado River is the nexus of this discussion then I think we should be at the table," Grijalva said. "Keeping the status quo is not going to deal with the drought and it's not going to deal with the fact that this is a finite resource. It's not going to be there forever."

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