Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is in Washington and will vote on the debt-ceiling deal.
Spokesman C.J. Karamargin tells us via email:
The vote taking place today is the single most important vote taken this year by the House of Representatives. The congresswoman insisted on participating.
Congresswoman Giffords has been following this debate closely over the past two weeks. Like the vast majority of Americans, she is extremely disappointed at Washington’s inability to confront the debt ceiling issue in a timely and thoughtful manner.