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Lawmakers Praising Gabrielle Giffords Return to D.C.

Representative Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise visit to the U.S. House of Representatives today, her first time in the capitol since she was shot earlier this year in Tucson.  She came to cast her vote in favor of the debt-ceiling compromise.  Representative Giffords, who was able to walk on her own accord, received a standing ovation from her peers.

Statement by Governor Jan Brewer

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

“Whatever your politics, it was a thrill Monday to see Congresswoman Giffords back on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and casting a vote along with her colleagues.

“The road back from a gunman’s bullet has been more difficult than any of us can possibly know, but her grit and determination continue to inspire. As with all Arizonans, I will hold Gabby in my thoughts and prayers as she continues her remarkable recovery.”

Statement from Congressman Jeff Flake

Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, released the following statement regarding Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ return to the House of Representatives to vote today.

“It was wonderful to see Gabby back in the House Chamber today. She continues to astound us all with her recovery. What an amazing surprise,” said Flake.

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