Good job Congress. After two weeks of anxiety about the future of our economy, two weeks without national parks, two weeks of furloughed federal employees, two weeks of confusion over social security checks, Veteran services, essential vs. non-essential federal employees, and two weeks of deteriorating Congressional approval ratings, a deal has been reached.
“This compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs. It’s never easy for two sides to reach consensus. It’s really hard, sometimes harder than others. This time was really hard…The country came to the brink of a disaster. But in the end, political adversaries set aside their differences and disagreement to prevent that disaster,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The proposed deal would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until Feb. 7. And the first to congratulate these public servants is Congress itself:
Relieved we have bipartisan deal to avoid default & re-open federal govt. I strongly urge both chambers to pass this bill & refocus on jobs.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) October 16, 2013
Thanks to @RepMcClintock for helping to rid the federal government of waste, fraud, and abuse.
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 16, 2013
Glad Rs and Ds have come to agreement that will reopen govt and resolve debt ceiling impasse
— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) October 16, 2013
— Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) October 16, 2013
Encouraging news out of the Senate. "Senate reaches deal to end shutdown, avert default " Read here: http://t.co/SsbzGAquNH
— US Rep E.B.Johnson (@RepEBJ) October 16, 2013
Today, the eyes of the world will see Congress reach a bipartisan, historic agreement to reopen the government. pic.twitter.com/Q6t6tEmC9l
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) October 16, 2013
Bipartisanship in the Senate is leading America out of a painful, partisan, self-inflicted crisis.
— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) October 16, 2013
Encouraged by Senate bipartisan measure & Boehner’s willingness to allow a vote to end this unnecessary and harmful #GOPshutdown
— Rep. Henry Cuellar (@RepCuellar) October 16, 2013