Reps. Scott Peters and Juan Vargas returned to usual habits putting representative work into moving the economy ahead the Thursday rush hour after President Obama's Wednesday night signing of the continuing appropriations bill. Partisan pretexts used to close the gap on terms on the end of the government shutdown no longer keeps the local San Diegans single minded.
The debt ceiling snag has been put to rest. At least for enough time to carry through the year's work. The government start up, pvernight, set the representatives off to work on the everyday work slate.
Unproductive economic days did not give the political house the blues. President Obama, who advised the country, the shutdown "slowed our growth," in his next lines, after the bill signing, told politicians they have to go to work on guaranteeing job creation. No work slumps.
Thursday, Peters looked back on the let down, still contending Washington did not follow the people's mandate on political work. "There was never any reason to use a government shutdown and the threat of default as leverage for policy." Bipartisan agreement was the first step in progress. Now, his work picks up on putting "Americans back to work," using "practical solutions."
Stepping up the GDP gains, despite the finance taken up by the debt, replaces party duties bringing an end to the "brinksmanship."
Jumping at the opportunity to go back to his own work, after the threat of default yielded to government action, Vargas took up the economy work that depends on a government breakthrough. The "thousands of Americans will return to work" in government, he said, and put their abilities at San Diegans' service.
This is an On The Watch Take.