WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler joined with others in the U.S House to end the fiscal standoff in a vote Wednesday night. She was one of 87 Republicans to support the bipartisan bill; 144 in her party voted against. Overall, it passed 285-144 with Democratic support.
The bill has already passed the Senate and now goes to President Obama for his signature.
Herrera issued this statement after voting for the measure to end the government shutdown:
Its time to end the practice of governing by moving from crisis to crisis. Southwest Washington residents deserve to know that the financial markets wont get flipped upside down by a default that could devastate the fragile job market in our region. Seniors and veterans deserve to know Social Security and veterans benefits will go out on time.
The people we represent elected us to work together and solve problems, not to wage a never-ending partisan fight. I thank Speaker Boehner for bringing a bill to end the shutdown and avoid default to the House floor for a vote. Congress must find a more effective way to fight wasteful spending and provide better health care solutions, and I look forward to working with both parties toward those goals.
From Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget:
"Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the President plans to sign it tonight and employees should expect to return to work in the morning. Employees should be checking the news and OPM's website for further updates."