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Arizona's 2 GOP senators, House Dems back deal

Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Economy

WASHINGTON Arizona’s Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake voted Wednesday to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s debt limit, averting a potentially devastating default, while the state’s House delegation split along party lines on the last-minute deal.

“We are now seeing the end of this agonizing odyssey that this body has been put through, but far more importantly, the American people have been put through,” McCain said in a speech on the Senate floor. “It’s one of the more shameful chapters that I have seen in the years that I have spent here in the U.S. Senate.”

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Tags: United States, Arizona, Government Shutdown, Republicans, Democrats

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