WASHINGTON — Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the United States government shutdown, now in its 16th day.
Reid made the announcement at the start of the Senate session on Wednesday.
The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Reid thanked Republican leader Mitch McConnell for working out an agreement
WASHINGTON — — Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to speed its approval.
Obama's no-negotiation stance on debt ceiling adds uncertainty to endgame with Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, President Barack Obama says, he's not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the "Make my day" president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation's debts.