17 October 2013
After sixteen days of a shutdown of the federal government, both houses of Congress passed a bi-partisan debt ceiling agreement that will re-open the government. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 81-18, followed by approval in the House by a vote of 285-144. Early Thursday morning, President Obama signed the measure into law. The agreement raises the debt limit until February 2014, funding the government through January 2014, and establishes a joint House-Senate committee to make spending cut decisions.
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