Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senators voted along party lines on the Senate bill that reopens the federal government and avoids a default.
Senator Bob Casey (D) statement:
“I am grateful that the Senate was able to move forward with a bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and avoid default. Pennsylvanians deserve better than the irresponsible brinksmanship they saw over the last few weeks. I hope this experience will help change the tone in Washington and that members on both sides of the aisle will refocus their efforts on creating jobs and strengthening the economy. I intend to work immediately to push bipartisan legislation to help middle class families like my Small Business Tax Certainty and Growth Act.
Senator Pat Toomey (R) statement:
“I voted against increasing America’s debt burden because the legislation does nothing whatsoever to address the overspending problem that has caused our debt to mount”.
“The one major redeeming aspect of this bill is that it reopens the government,” said Senator Toomey. “I disagreed with the plan to make funding the government contingent on defunding Obamacare and I am glad this bill will get the shutdown behind us. But I cannot support piling hundreds of billions of dollars of debt on current and future generations of Americans without even a sliver of reform to start putting our fiscal house in order.”