NewsFlash! President Signs Bill to End Government Shutdown

Updated 7:00am (Eastern Time – U.S.)

At 12:30am Thursday, 17.Oct.2013, President Obama signed a bill to reopen the U.S. government. Federal workers are returning to work today.


NewsFlash! Senate Deal May End Government Shutdown – Updated

16.Oct.2013: Updated 4:27pm (Eastern Time – U.S.)

Speaker Boehner has agreed to not block the House from voting on the Senate bill. The Senate is expected to vote to approve the bill some time tonight, while the House has not yet indicated precisely when it will take up the measure.


NewsFlash! Senate Deal May End Government Shutdown

Posted 16.Oct.2013; 1pm (Eastern Time – U.S.)

The U.S. Senate announced today that a bipartisan agreement had been reached that would temporarily reopen the government and raise the debt limit. However, the U.S. House of Representatives will have to approve of the compromised plan in order for the deal to then be sent to President Obama for his signature. As of yet, it remains unclear whether House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will allow the Senate deal to come up for a vote. MurthyDotCom will post updates regarding the government shutdown as more information becomes available.

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