Gabrielle Giffords Returns to D.C. to Vote on Debt Deal *BREAKING*

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Gabrielle Giffords returned to Congress this afternoon

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in Washington D.C. today to "support a bipartisan bill to avoid economic crisis," her office "tweeted" moments ago.

"Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis. Turn on C-SPAN now: ," her office posted on her Twitter page.


Giffords was met with a standing ovation when she walked into the House chamber.

Congresswoman Nanci Pelosi addressed the House, praising Giffords as being the "personification of courage."

"I have closely followed the debate over our debt ceiling and have been deeply disappointed at what's going on in Washington," Giffords says in a press release.

"After weeks of failed debate in Washington, I was pleased to see a solution to this crisis emerge," she says in the release. "I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics."

Today's vote is Giffords' first Congressional vote since getting shot through the brain during the January 8, Tucson shooting rampage.

"I had to be here for this vote," Giffords continues in the press release. "I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy."

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causes of heart disease
causes of heart disease

She has really had an amazing recovery. Now it is time that the suspect in the shooting gets convicted of this horrible crime.

Lagborchi
Lagborchi

You are a fighter and my IDOL.  Love you and continue to pray for U every single day.

Modern Man
Modern Man

Welcome back Congresswoman, you are amazing. 

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Congresswoman Giffords, You are the only Arizona Congress person that has our respect. We prayed for your return.

Former Republican
Former Republican

An absolutely heartfelt moment. Ms. Giffords represents the best of America.

Jason
Jason

Glad to see her feeling better. She really has defined the word "miracle" and she continues to get stronger every day.

Keep up the great work, Congresswoman Giffords!!

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