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US Senate passes Bill to reopen govít
2013-10-17 07:02:39 | (0 Comments)
The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default.
The Democratic-controlled upper chamber's bipartisan compromise won swift approval by 81 votes to 18.
It will now be considered by the House of Representatives, whose Republican leadership has begrudgingly said it will support the measure.
The vote comes hours before the deadline to raise the $16.7 Trillion limit.
The deal would extend the federal borrowing limit until February 7 and fund the government to January 15.
The bill would also create a panel of Senate and House members to draw up a longer-term.
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