It was a long night of voting and debating over a deal to re open the government and raise the debt ceiling. It passed in the Senate first, followed by the House.
While Democrats like Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins voted yes to the deal, Republican Congressman Chris Collins voted no.
"They got what they wanted: a blank check for the next three months, no solutions to anything and how they consider that victory I don't know," said Collins.
While Schumer says Washington needs to move on from the petty politics Collins says the problem isn't going away.
"These last three weeks, we're ending up where we started, unfortunately. People have been hurt as that happened but perhaps, perhaps the lessons of the last three weeks will sink in among us all," said Sen. Schumer, D-New York.
In a statement, Higgins said:
"According to Standard and Poor's, the shutdown has taken $24 billion out of our economy and most would ask 'for what?' Western New Yorkers are frustrated and so am I. With this resolved we must now refocus, build consensus and take action on issues that move this nation forward."
Republican Congressman Tom Reed also voted no.
“The 23rd district of New York did not send me to Washington to support the status quo of government by crisis. This country needs a long-term solution that stops the endless cycle of crises and kicking the can down the road. Enough is enough. We cannot keep borrowing to cover uncontrolled spending without jeopardizing our children and grandchildren’s future. No one wants a default but that is exactly what will happen sooner or later if we do not deal with this problem. I will work tirelessly in support of a long-term solution before the next crisis dates looming just three months away. Our country deserves real solutions and I offer my ‘Honest Proposal.’”
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-25th District:
“After two weeks of anguish, the American people can finally breathe a sigh of relief,” Rep. Slaughter said. “It is my sincere hope that this will be the last time our economy and our democracy will be subjected to such reckless and irresponsible governing. It is imperative that in the days to come the Majority finally allows bipartisanship and responsible governance to take hold in the House of Representatives. It is time to sit down together and start solving the most urgent issues of our time.”