After weeks of uncertainty, 209 Democrats joined 126 Republicans in support of the measure and the bill cleared the House in a 335–91 vote on Sept. 30. The bill was approved by the Senate 88–9.
President Joe Biden then signed it into law roughly three hours before the midnight deadline.
He also took the opportunity to take a swipe at Republicans Andy Biggs and Matt Gaetz, representatives of Arizona and Florida, respectively.
Reps. Biggs and Gaetz have been vocal critics of Mr. McCarthy in the aftermath of the bill passing, with calls to remove him from his position as speaker of the House.
"I really admire Speaker McCarthy for putting clowns like Biggs and Gaetz in an absolute box. They'll never have the courage to try and remove him. McCarthy has really played them," Mr. Swalwell said.
Mr. Goldman also referenced Mr. Gaetz and stated his belief that the Florida representative wouldn't be able to follow through on his threats to have Mr. McCarthy removed from his role.
"I agree. I didn't think Speaker McCarthy had the backbone to stand up to the MAGA extremists, but he did today," Mr. Goldman said.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said he was relieved that the government wouldn't be shutting down, but was also critical that Mr. McCarthy hadn't introduced the bill sooner.
"Had he taken this step sooner, it would have spared millions of Americans unnecessary fear and uncertainty," Mr. Beyer added.
Mr. Beyer also foreshadowed that the current bill, which only provides funding until Nov. 17, is "not a permanent solution" but rather only a "short reprieve."
In the wake of the bill passing, Mr. Gaetz has announced plans to remove Mr. McCarthy with a motion to be filed sometime this week. He posted on X Sunday night, "I am trying to change Washington."
He further stated that in his view, Republicans need to move on with trustworthy leadership.
He further stated that he is confident he will hold onto his job, and even welcomed the motion from Mr. Gaetz to have him removed, saying, "Bring it on. Let's get over with it."
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Saturday shortly after the bill's passage that House Democrats "haven’t had a discussion about any hypothetical motion to vacate," regarding Mr. McCarthy's leadership.
"We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it," he said.