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Representative Owens Statement on the House Vote to Open the Government and Prevent a Default


Location: Washington, DC

This evening the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2775 [285 to 144], a measure to reopen the government and prevent a default.

Representative Bill Owens made the following statement:

"I am pleased with this bipartisan, responsible deal to reopen the government and pay our bills." Representative Bill Owens said. "Americans deserve better than the last 16 days, and I will work with members of both parties to come up with a rational path forward that ends managing by crisis, grows the economy, creates jobs, and reduces the debt and deficit."

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