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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"We now have an opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that is responsible, that is fair, that helps hardworking people all across this country.''

President Barack Obama

"For the party, this is a moment of self evaluation; we are going to assess how we got here. If we continue down this path, we are really going to hurt the Republican Party long term."

Sen. Lindsey Graham,R-S.C.

"We fought the good fight. We just didn't win."

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

"The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs.''

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

"It's time for Republicans to unite behind other crucial goals.''

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

"(The deal) postpones any significant action on pro-growth and spending reforms and does nothing to provide working class Americans even one shred of relief from Obamacare's harmful effects.''

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

"Unfortunately, the Washington establishment is failing to listen to the American people.''

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

"Let's just say sometimes learning what can't be accomplished is an important long-term thing, and hopefully for some of the members they've learned it's impossible to defund mandatory programs by shutting down the federal government."

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

"See, we're going to start this all over again."

Rep. John C. Fleming, R-La.

"After two long weeks, it is time to end this government shutdown. It's time to take the threat of default off the table. It's time to restore some sanity to this place."

Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.

"We lost. That's it. You're absolutely right. The folks who said we were going to lose turned out to be correct. I can't argue that."

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.

Times wires

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