Only two members of South Carolina's nine-member congressional delegation voted in favor of legislation to end the partial federal government shutdown and raise the country's debt limit.
Democratic 6th District U.S. House member James Clyburn says he's glad to see what he called “the needless, manufactured crisis” be over and hopes Congress can work better together in the future to reach “common sense” solutions to the country's problems.
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham was the other “yes” vote.
As Graham sees it, the agreement is “far from great news” but he says at least it brings a temporary end to a disaster. However, he adds that Republicans left a lot on the table.
The remaining seven members of the state's congressional delegation – all Republicans – voted against the legislation, saying they feel it does not do enough to help get the country's financial situation in order and limit the growth of government.
The opponents say they're gearing up for more battles against federal spending and “Obamacare.”