Breaking News

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:58pm

House approves bill to reopen government, avoid default; Obama expected to immediately sign

House approves bill to reopen government, avoid default; Obama expected to immediately sign

POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 9:27pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 1:45pm

After a deal was reached by the Senate Wednesday afternoon, they voted 81-18 to pass it, Wednesday night, and the House of Representatives has now approved the bill and it will now sent to the desk of President Obama where he he expected to sign it immediately.

The bill will end the 16-day partial government shutdown and allow the debt ceiling to be raised to avoid default.

Stocks skyrocketed Wednesday morning, as investors relished in the news the Senate had reached a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit. The money government borrows to pay the United States' bills is slated to run out, Thursday.

Senator Ted Cruz spoke to Congress prior to the House vote saying, "This is a train wreck of a law."

Comments News Comments

Louie folded on his constituents like a newspaper. Get a little AIPAC money and in the media spotlight then he turns his back on his district. Time for district one to begin an exploratory search for a new congressman, someone we can trust to do the job we send them to Washington to do, fight socialism.

Every republican congressman from Texas that voted against this and who wanted the Nation to default actualy did not want you to receive you Social Security Checks or VA checks on the 1st of November 2013. If they will put party above citizens, the elderly, disabled and Veterans need to be voted out in 2014. Everyone of them knew and said they knew these checks would not go out on the 1st.

Looks like all of those little signs that are posted everywhere along Texas highways with the slogan "PRAY FOR AMERICA" paid off.

87 House Republicans stood with the Democrats to save America from the T-Party Republicans.

I have absolutely no problem gloating over the tea party anarchists and repub reps coming out of the debt ceiling crisis and government shutdown efforts with absolutely nothing...the country will now suffer a 26 billion $ debt for the nonsensical obscene criminal shutdown and threatened default on the full faith and credit of the United would hope these radical clowns would learn not to hold the country hostage, but it is sobering to know that we may face this same folly in January.

Post new Comment