U.S. Rep Karen Bass released the following statement after an agreement was reached to avert a government shutdown.
The statement follows:
"Until the final hours in this exercise of political gamesmanship, the Republican leadership and their divided caucus put a rigid ideology first and the American people last. This was not a debate about keeping the government running; it was about how an extreme minority faction tried to hijack the political process and impose their will on the majority. A crisis was averted but the question remains: Were lessons learned? While Republicans are figuring that out, we Democrats will continue to focus on creating jobs and strengthening the economy for the American people."