Congressman Lamborn Only Colorado Lawmaker to Vote Against Government Deal
KREX News Room
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama signed a bill ending the government shutdown Wednesday night.
As of Thursday, the federal government is set to open back up after the deal was approved, ending the partial shutdown and avoiding a potentially catastrophic default.
Furloughed federal employees are expected to return to work and they'll be paid for the time they were sidelined.
The battle could soon repeat itself since the agreement is only good until early next year.
In the end, all but one member of the Colorado congressional delegation voted in support of the legislation.
According to our Denver FOX affiliate, U.S. Representative Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Springs was the only Colorado lawmaker to vote against the legislation on Wednesday night.
That legislation, however, still passed the house on a vote of 285-144.