This is good news. She’s a fighter. (Giffords 2016).
APRep. Giffords returns to the House chamber
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords sent out a powerful message Monday in choosing the vote on the debt deal to mark her return to the House of Representatives for the first time since being shot in the head last January.
Both Democrats and Republicans jumped to their feet to welcome the congresswoman with a standing ovation. Although still recovering, Giffords says she felt compelled to return and vote “yes” on the debt deal (which passed the House with 269 votes).