Government shutdown is over

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by Dustin Vrab

This morning, the debt ceiling deal is done.

The world watched as our lawmakers battled during the last 16 days, and late last night Congress finally approved a deal to end the shutdown and avoid a looming default on the country's debts.

The deal will fund the government for the next three months and raise the debt ceiling for four months.

In the Senate, the vote was 81 to 18 in favor of the agreement, with more than half of Senate Republicans voting yes.  Wisconsin's Senator Ron Johnson voted no.

In the House, the vote was 285 to 144 in favor and 87 Republicans joined Democrats in approving the deal.

 

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