“H.R. 2775 immediately ends the 16-day government shutdown that has already cost our economy $24 billion and removes the threat of a catastrophic default that could push our country back into recession. While the bill is not perfect, it moves us past this disgraceful standoff and allows us to get back to the business of governing, which is what our constituents sent us here to do. Going forward, I hope the spirit of cooperation we showed tonight will help us come together on a federal budget that reduces the deficit and grows our economy without resorting to extreme tactics that do serious harm to the American people.”