only hours to go before the deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling and
after 16 days of a government shutdown, Congress finally voted to end the protected
budget battle last night. President Obama signed the legislation (H.R.
2775) following passage by the House (285-144) and Senate (81-18).
The bill was unanimously supported by Democrats in the House and Senate and
received mixed support from Republicans in both chambers. The federal
government will reopen today and 800,000 furloughed federal workers, including
over 3,000 employees at the U.S. Department of Education, will return to work.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/17/2013 4:28:32 PM