"The completely unnecessary events of the last 16 days have been a drain on the American economy and on America's confidence in Washington's ability to put people before politics.  
According to Standard and Poor's, the shutdown has taken $24 billion out of our economy and most would ask "for what?" Western New Yorkers are frustrated and so am I.  With this resolved we must now refocus, build consensus and take action on issues that move this nation forward."