NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for immigration reform bill to pass Congress "to show ...that Washington is capable of getting big things done."
I'm betting federal workers have a MASSIVE case of the Mondays today. http://t.co/omtWmgWaNF
Takeaways from my McConnell intvw: He's ready to move on from this latest mess, slightly dismissive of budg conf unless O gets involved...
Welcome back to all of the @CommerceGov employees! I'm thrilled that we're once again OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Washington reporter says goodbye to the shutdown, watches it walk through the door, and quietly whispers, "Come back."
Keep this in mind: The #shutdown cost the US as much money as NASA gets in a year, with two more Curiosity rovers thrown in.
I had the craziest dream that the government shut down for two weeks! And YOU were there! And YOU were there!
In my life, I have seen the Minnesota govt shut down and the US govt shut down (only a couple years apart, too). No more shut downs, please.
Good news the shutdown is over. But it is time to end the hostage taking, brinksmanship and heated rhetoric.
Lots of talk about winners and losers today, don’t forget that contracted employees won’t be paid: http://t.co/YneOdv5A3q
Allow me to reintroduce myself. I'm back on Twitter & even closer to Mars' Mount Sharp. http://t.co/GVWZBA5lvx
North Dakotans deserve a gov't that doesn’t face manufactured crisis after crisis b/c of political games that hurt econ. & families. (1/3)
I wasn't elected to shut down the government or play political games. It's time for Congress to stop manufacturing crises
With the gov’t reopen, America’s national parks are open again & we can finally get back to work producing energy & growing our economy.
The #shutdown was unnecessary - a self-inflicted wound to our economy, at a cost of about $24 billion.
The return to our post-furlough world is not as crazy as I thought it would be. This reasonableness is starting to freak me out.
Feels so GREAT to be back at work again after a 16 day furlough! #yayforgettingpaid
Expect furloughed pandas to get retroactive bamboo shoots now that shutdown over.
Newscasters and political pundits: please stop talking about who won and lost the #governmentshutdown battle. We all lost. The end.
OK federal employees, it's time to change those "Due to a lapse in appropriations..." voicemail prompts. #governmentshutdown
The #shutdown hurt both parties - the GOP and Obama are both dropping in the polls. So who won, exactly?
Reviving (recharging) my government issued blackberry...it doesn't know it's back to work...
The Hirshhorn reopens at 10 am. To make up for lost time, please look twice as hard. Thank you.
Annnd we're back! Apologies in advance to anyone who enjoyed my temporary Twitter silence.
#Yellowstone National Park is OPEN to visitors. All park gates are open. Limited visitor services are available. (an)
Random: my local Capitol Hill diner's had its 1st slow morning in weeks. Its business boomed during #shutdown because of furloughs.
Furloughed gov't workers on European vacations awakening this morning to a .... rude awakening
VP Biden greeted returning workers at EPA w handshakes, hugs + "he brought muffins," pool report says
Attorney General Eric Holder @thejusticedept greeting workers coming back from furlough @ 10am; many civil & civil rights attys were out
We must never let this happen again. It is irresponsible to govern from crisis to crisis.
Much talk recently about default. We have now seen a default in civility, bipartisanship & in a credulous media http://t.co/b63bFX2WGs
Last night demonstrated what bipartisanship can do. Let's keep it up, grow our economy, and put people back to work. http://t.co/h64cTigSwR
When 800K fed workers are furloughed for 16 days costing the American taxpayer $300M/day, there are no winners! http://t.co/nviFx5wVGf
Major buzzkill, AP. RT @AP_Planner: 90 days away – latest continuing resolution funding federal govt expires (15 Jan)
Shutdown tough for folks who were scheduled to start a new job in the fed govt in past couple weeks. They don't get any back pay.
VP Biden went to EPA Headquarters this morning in DC to welcome furloughed Federal workers back to their jobs.
WE'RE BACK!!! Smithsonian museums will open to the public today, and the National Zoo will open tomorrow. WOOOOOOOOOO!!!
We’re back! Our museums and facilities will reopen today. We look forward to seeing you!
Good morning! Smithsonian museums will reopen to the public today. We'll also be tweeting again. The @NationalZoo reopens tomorrow.
We appreciate your support. All Zoo visitors will receive a 10% discount on food & merchandise 10/18 to 10/20!
Rush hour traffic jams are back in DC. I see red on traffic maps... #ShutdownOver
D.C. is alive again - Welcome back to work, Federal friends! #ShutdownOver
DC traffic is terrible today. It's as if several hundred thousand people all started work today. #backtowork
Returning to work after a 16 day furlough feels like the first day of school. Weird. #shutdown