Representative John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, said:
"We have no interest in shutting down the government," he said. "But we're not going to roll over and sell out the American people like it's been done time and time again here in Washington.", after which he promptly lost his nerve and sold out.
Obama portrayed the compromise as a tribute to US democracy as he said: "Tomorrow ... the entire federal government will be open for business."and tomorrow, Obama will take a much needed vacation to Williamsburg.
Reid, like Obama, paid tribute to the Republicans in spite of the repeated clashes over the last week. "This has been a long process," Reid said. "It has not been an easy process. Both sides have had to make tough choices."and I have no idea what Reid will do.