Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2775 to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling:
"I am pleased that House Republicans have ended their political gaming and respected the will of the American people. The burden placed on seniors, veterans, our financial markets and communities due to an unnecessary government shutdown has been too great. As the greatest country in the world, America sets the example and we set that example through our outstanding commitment to serving our constituents. Moving forward with the Senate deal to put Americans back to work, ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling is the best direction for our country, and I will continue working to build Mississippi and our country."