04/11/2011 05:26 pm ET Updated Jun 11, 2011

Government Shutdown: Tweets From Congress Members Before The Budget Deal

Friday night was a tense one for Congress, as the federal government just beat the clock by brokering a deal to avert what was looking like an inevitable shutdown.

And while the proceedings weren't completely doom and gloom -- somewhat too soon government shutdown pickup lines began circulating across the Web -- things did get pretty emotional.

Just take a look at these tweets from a few members of Congress: