House Passes Deal To Reopen The Government
(Washington, DC) The House of Representatives has approved legislation already passed by the Senate to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit.
It’s the same bill the Senate passed to end the 16 day old government shutdown.
President Barrack Obama says he will sign the bill into law Wednesday night.
Here’s the timeline on the budget deal:
- It will fund the government until January 15th
- Raise the debt limit until February 7th.
- Set up budget negotiations between the House and Senate in the hope of reaching a long-term-deal, and provide back pay for furloughed federal workers.