An emotional moment in congress yesterday when Gabby Giffords returned to cast her vote in favor of the debt deal and avoid default. Congresswoman Giffords said later in a statement "I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy." Members of congress applauded and cried at Giffords' return. This was her first vote since being shot in Tucson on January 8, 2011. Gabby Giffords Returns by Gary Bedard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.