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Congress Approves Plan to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

The U.S. Congress has approved a last-minute compromise to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a potential U.S. debt default. Members of the House of Representatives approved the plan late Wednesday by a vote of 285 to 144, after it was approved by the Senate earlier in the day(by a vote of 81 to 18). President Obama says when the bill reaches his desk, he will he will sign it and the government will reopen immediately. White House budget office said federal ...

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