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US Senate Approves Fiscal Accord

The U.S. Congress is one step closer to reopening the U.S. government and extending the nation’s credit limit. The Senate voted 81 to 18 to end a fiscal impasse that has taken America perilously close to devastating debt default.   Negotiated by Senate leaders, the bill restarts federal government funding and raises the U.S. debt ceiling into February. It also mandates budget negotiations to arrive at a longer-term fiscal accord.   Senators of both parties expressed relief that an ...

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