Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), issued the following statement on the Senate vote to end the government shutdown:
“Reason has finally prevailed in Congress, and we have a bipartisan agreement that will enable us to re-open the government, pay our bills and begin to restore the damage the shutdown caused to our economy. I’m also pleased the agreement includes a provision I fought for that will ensure retroactive pay for federal workers in New Mexico and across the country who were furloughed through no fault of their own.
“I hope we’ve reached a turning point for Congress that will result in greater bipartisan cooperation. No matter who is in charge, no party should hold the country hostage to make a political point. I’m relieved to return to focusing on strengthening our country and our economy, and finding a sustainable, long-term solution to our nation’s finances.”