Congressmen Reflect On Vote To End Shutdown

Oct 18, 2013

North Carolina's delegates in the US Senate and House of Representatives have released statements about Syria.  This photo shows a joint session of Congress in 2009.
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Wednesday night, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

Eighty-seven Republicans joined 198 Democrats for final approval. Host Frank Stasio talks to members of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation, including Republican Walter Jones, who represents the state’s 3rd District. He voted not to end the shutdown Wednesday night; Republican Howard Coble represents the 6th Congressional District. He voted in favor of ending the shutdown; and Democrat G.K. Butterfield represents North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District and voted in favor of the measure.