Iowa Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley says he's ready to vote for the "bipartisan deal" that has emerged in the U.S. Senate to temporarily end the gridlock in the nation's capital.
The senate deal would provide enough money to keep the federal government open until January 15th and extend the government's borrowing authority into February.
There's no guarantee this deal will pass the Republican-led House, however, as conservative Republicans have been pressing for more concessions from Democrats.
Braley says he is "optimistic" the plan will pass the House.
Braley says he'd "much prefer" a long-term solution rather than this four- to five-month plan.