Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he's not satisfied Congress found a short-term deal to reopen the federal government, but called the move a "step in the right direction."
"It's nice to have them come together on something, even if it's temporary. It's just postponing, I think, the debate for three months," Herbert said Thursday. "I hope in those three months we can have this committee come together in a bipartisan way and find a long-term solution to the issues out there, which are real."
Herbert said the national debt and deficit remain unsustainable and need to be addressed. "I'm optimistic they'll get some long-term solutions."