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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Returns to Congress

8/1/2011 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Nearly 6 months after she was shot in the head, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords WALKED into the House of Representatives in D.C. today ... to a standing ovation.

Giffords made the appearance to personally cast her vote in favor of the debt ceiling bill.

FYI -- it passed. Hooray America.  

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makeitstop    

Did she know what she voted for?

1127 days ago
32.

jdr    

This debt vote was a stunt. She is being used for a distraction.

1127 days ago
33.

Connie    

I have tears of joy in my eyes! What a courageous woman and courageous moment. May God continue to heal and bless you Congresswoman Giffords!

1127 days ago
34.

writenow    

Yea Gabby! Thank you. We need more like you. Best wishes.

1127 days ago
35.

CriticAl    

She looked great on the House floor. I was expecting her injury to be apparent when we saw her again, but she appeared very normal.

1127 days ago
36.

Montclair Grandma    

Two Cents:

What an insensitive clod you are. For those of you others who
question her ability/right to cast a vote, it wasn't a tie so
her casting a vote didn't hurt anything and it cheered up the rest of the nation to see her do it.

1127 days ago
37.

Sammie    

So our President who has sat in office for OVER 800!!! days without a Budget & the Democrats, who had BOTH houses for his first 2 YEARS, who had CHOOSEN to NOT do a Federal Budget in 2010 because they didn't want to screw themselves in the election (see how that worked?), trotted out poor Gifford today. You do realize Harry Reid who stopped every vote on every single Budget sent them and which were PASSED by Congress - who's the obstructionist now? - and the President are the ones who created this crisis and whom, by the way (the President), is the one who would have control over who got paid and who didn't if we defaulted so when he threatened Seniors they might not get paid, HE would have been the one CHOOSING not to pay them just like it was the Democrats who CHOOSE not to do a Budget WHEN THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO!

1127 days ago
38.

Roxy    

What a winner, what a strong woman, God Bless You!

1127 days ago
39.

MrR    

Now the left-wing can use her like an old sock.

1127 days ago
40.

lucas    

When do we get to hear her speak?

1127 days ago
41.

Bandonbound    

Shockingly triumphant. I didn't even know she was up and walking. I knew she watched the last shuttle launch but this??? WOW

1127 days ago
42.

inb4nwo    

lol "FYI -- it passed. Hooray America."
How is this a good thing?!

1127 days ago
43.

Maverick    

Terrific to see Rep Giffords back in the House and looking so good. She appears to be in amazingly good shape mentally. Thank god.

1127 days ago
44.

Darren    

Hooray American? Yes, sure. Well done for increasing your debt limit, more debt, yippee!! Instead of cutting debt, you allow more!

1127 days ago
45.

JMAC    

Congrats..We have solved our debt problem with more debt and both parties have proven themselves to be 1 party who pretend these are cuts but are merely spending slows. We have a false economy based upon money printing and Wall Street pilfers the production. So yes..what a great time to use this poor woman's ordeal and spin it politically for both the Repubs, Dems and White House.
You should all be ashamed of yourself. We have solved none of the issues which caused our economic collapse in 2008 and only made them worse. The rest of America goes through a depression while Wall Street flourishes and continues to fund both parties in order to purchase the political structure. Now ..we export Snooki's and printed paper.

1127 days ago
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