U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre issued the following statement on voting yes on the bill to end the government shutdown:
"On day one of the government shutdown, I joined together with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to do everything possible to get our government open so we can address the many challenges we face. Problem solving, and not finger pointing, is the backbone of leadership and keeping America strong. I have voted at every opportunity to re-open our government and am pleased to do that again tonight for a bill that will do that.
"It is good that we will avoid an economic default and open the doors of government. However, we should continue bipartisan discussions with the goal of putting forth a long-term deficit reduction agreement to get our fiscal house in order and finding other areas of cooperation, including a Balanced Budget Amendment. Keep fixing and stop fighting! That's what the American people need and deserve."