The agreement passed with a vote of 81 to 18 in the Senate and 285 to 144 in the House, the passed bill will fund the government through January.
“The House voted to increase our national debt by over a $300 billion without achieving a single spending cut.” stated Collins in a press release. “I could not, in good faith, vote in favor of this legislation which only adds billions to the credit card bill our children will be left to pay.”
Collins, who represents portions of Livingston County, requested that his pay be suspended during the shut down.
During the shut down, 450,000 government employees were furloughed, and 1.3 million were working without a paycheck.