NORTHEAST WISCONSIN - Members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation on both sides of the aisle are reacting to the not-unexpected, last-minute agreement finally forged by Senate leaders.
"The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs," said Democratic Senator and Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.
That compromise, announced by Senate leaders, just hours before a default, sits well with some Wisconsin lawmakers, but not others.
"I'm going to have to vote no," said Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin.
We spoke with Senator Johnson before the Senate took up the deal.
He said President Obama and Democratic lawmakers refuse to acknowledge the reality of the country's debt and deficit issues.
"They're happy, apparently, to increase the debt burden on our children and grandchildren without any additional fiscal discipline, without any reforms to the entitlement programs that really aren't sustainable for future generations," said Johnson.
"I am supportive, and intend to vote yes," said Senator Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin.
We also talked with Senator Baldwin.
She said the bipartisan compromise will provide economic certainty.
"It's so important that we stop living crisis to crisis. These are manufactured political crises; there is no reason why we should have had to put the American people through this and it's time to get back to doing our job," said Baldwin.
FOX 11 reached out to Wisconsin Republican Congressmen Tom Petri and Reid Ribble to find out their thoughts on the deal.
We did not hear back from Ribble. Petri's office said the representative was not available.
Petri's office did say Wednesday afternoon, the congressman planned on a "no" vote.
However, he wanted to hear the debate, first.
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