Senate leader announces bipartisan deal to avoid default end government shutdown

Senate leader announces bipartisan deal to avoid default, end government shutdown by Donna Cassata, The Associated Press Posted Oct 16, 2013 10:21 am MDT WASHINGTON – Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email