The government shutdown is over.  Barricades came down today and federal workers returned to work.  Last night both the US Senate and House voted on a deal to end the shutdown.  Fourth District Congressman Doc Hastings voted with the majority, although he said the Senates short term plan is not one that he would have written.  "While far from perfect, this deal is a temporary necessity to get the government up and running again.  I have voted more than 40 times to repeal, defund and dismantle Obamacare, and the fight to reverse the skyrocketing costs and loss of benefits that Obamacare has inflicted on American families is far from over."

Hastings says he will continue to advocate for real reform that reins in our national debt by addressing runaway spending  and making the federal government operate within its means.