Congress vote ending shutdown sets stage for next rounds
After the disruptions of a government shutdown, Congress did what it could have done weeks ago: voted to fund the government and lift the debt limit.
After the partisan passions and heated rhetoric, the disruptions of a government shutdown and displays of dysfunction, Congress did what it could have done weeks ago: voted to fund the government and lift the debt limit.
The passage last night by wide margins - an 81-18 vote in the Democratic-led Senate, followed by a 285-144 vote in the Republican-controlled House - allows the US to avoid default and ends the shutdown that began October 1st...
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