Posted by | August 1, 2011 19:08 | Filed under: Top Stories

The House voted to pass the debt ceiling bill, and making a surprise appearance on the floor to vote “yes” was Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords issued this statement:

“I have closely followed the debate over our debt ceiling and have been deeply disappointed at what’s going on in Washington,” Giffords said. “After weeks of failed debate in Washington, I was pleased to see a solution to this crisis emerge. I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.”

Here is the 269-161 vote breakdown:

Democratic yeas: 95
Democratic noes: 95
Republican yeas: 174
Republican noes: 66

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