Gabrielle Giffords Appears in Congress to Vote on Debt-Ceiling Deal

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who recuperated in Houston from a shooting, made her first appearance back in Congress today, receiving a standing ovation.

She voted yes on the debt-ceiling deal.

From her press office:

"I have closely followed the debate over our debt ceiling and have been deeply disappointed at what's going on in Washington," Giffords said. "After weeks of failed debate in Washington, I was pleased to see a solution to this crisis emerge. I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy."

From her Twitter account:

The #Capitol looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >