Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement regarding today's vote to reopen the government and extend the debt limit:
"From the outset, I have been clear that I believed that defunding Obamacare by shutting down the federal government was unachievable. The decision to shut down the government has been viewed, rightfully, by the American people as irresponsible governing.
Today, I voted for a package that would reopen the government, extend the debt limit, secure a deadline for bipartisan, bicameral agreement on an actual budget, and require the Administration to enforce anti-fraud provisions for those who receive Obamacare subsidies. It is time we move on from this episode, begin the reforms needed in our entitlement programs and the tax code, address the rampant waste, fraud, and abuse in government spending, and get back to creating an environment that allows for economic expansion and job creation."