Monday, August 01, 2011

Giffords Makes Surprise Return For Key Vote

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords strode onto th floor of the House of Representatives today for the first time since she was critically wounded in a Jan. 8 assassination attempt, voting in favor of an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

Giffords, D-Ariz., got a standing ovation as she made a surprise return for a vote.

"The #Capitol looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight," Giffords, the wife of former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, said in a Tweet.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi thanked Giffords for returning for the vote and said Giffords is the "personification of courage."

Check out the Associated Press story HERE

And the back story on Gifford's trip to Washington is HERE

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