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Senate Votes to End Shutdown


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WXOW)  The U.S. Senate voted in favor of a compromise reached earlier today by Senate leaders to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.  The deal is temporary, funding the government through January 15th and allowing the government to continue borrowing normally through February 7th.

The deal makes no major changes to the Affordable Health Care Act.

House Speaker John Boehner said today, "We fought the good fight.  We just didn't win."  Boehner says the House won't block a vote, but he will continue the fight.  That vote is expected later this evening.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Senate deal "achieves what's necessary" to reopen the government and remove the threat of default.

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