Washington, DC: Both branches of the United States Congress approved a bill to avert default and to reopens the federal government.

Washington, DC: Both branches of the United States Congress approved a bill to avert default and to reopens the federal government.

Both branches of the United States Congress late Wednesday night in Washington, District of Columbia voted to approved a bill to avert default and to reopens the federal government.

Both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate passed a bi-partisan debt ceiling agreement that was negotiated between Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democratic of Nevada) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican of Kentucky), that will also re-open the federal government that has been shutdown for 16 days since Tuesday, October 1st, 2013.

Wednesday evening, the United States Senate accepted a deal and voted 81 to 18 to approve the bill which then went shortly after to the United States House of Representatives where they also accepted a deal and voted 285 to 144 to approve the bill which then went to United States President Barack Obama to sign the bill.

At around 12:30am ET Thursday morning, United States President Barack Obama where he signed the bill.

The United States President Barack Obama’s Administration said that on Thursday, the Treasury Department would run out of its borrowing authority to fully pay the nation’s bills if the debt ceiling was not increased.

The bill raises the debt limit until Friday, February 7th, 2014, fund the federal government through Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, and establish a joint United States Senate and United States House of Representatives committee to make spending cut decisions. The bill would also officially reopened the government allowing federal employees to head back to work on Thursday, October 17th, 2013.

Earlier Wednesday night, United States President Barack Obama came to the White House Brady Briefing Room shortly after the United States Senate voted to approve the bill to thank the leaders of both parties in the United States Senate for passing the agreement.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (Republican of Ohio) conceded that the United States House of Representatives would not vote to stop the United States Senate negotiated agreement.

Both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives are in recess and the United States House of Representatives will return at 2:00pm ET on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013.

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