Tonight troops fighting overseas and members of the military and their families around the world go to sleep for the first time in many weeks without the threat of a shutdown looming.
It's been an emotionally exhausting few weeks... weeks that were not necessary... and that I hope the American public will not forget the next time they go to the polls.
But, at least it's over. Sleep well, dear heroes. Finally your country has once again promised to pay you for offering your life in its defense.