Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona made a surprise return to Washington Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.
"Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis," her office said in a Tweet.
Lawmakers offered Giffords a standing ovation on the House floor when she showed up in the chamber.
In an email to the Tucson Weekly, Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin said Giffords "insisted on participating" in the vote.