Speaking not long after the announcement that a deal had been reached to end the government shutdown, Louisiana Congressmen Ralph Abraham and Bill Cassidy expressed relief and optimism that weightier issues that held up the funding bill will be resolved in the weeks to come.
"The federal government provides essential services," Cassidy said. "Let's get back to people being able to visit national parks, widows receiving benefits for spouses who died in the line of duty and people getting back to work."
"Let's get this behind us," Abraham said. "Let's move and get things done."
In addition to DACA and immigration reform, Abraham believes there will be hard pushes for increased and long-term funding for the military and an infrastructure package.
"We have to at least give (military leaders) a year's funding so they can plan," Abraham said. "Two years would be phenomenal."