WASHINGTON - Late Wednesday night, Congress approved a bill to reopen the government and avoid default. The President signed it into law shortly after.
The law allows the Treasury to borrow normally through Feb. 7 and fund the government through Jan. 15.
"The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, declaring that the nation "came to the brink of disaster" before sealing an agreement.
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Republicans had other concerns.
"We fought the good fight. We just didn't win," conceded House Speaker John Boehner.
The bill includes nothing for Republicans demanding to eradicate or scale back Obama's signature health care overhaul.
Here is how our local representatives voted:
Tom Coburn - No
James Inhofe - Did not vote (recovering from surgery)
Tom Cole - Yes
Jim Bridenstine - No
Markwayne Mullin - No
Frank Lucas - No
James Lankford - No
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Crews spent several hours clearing the scene of a gas leak this morning at the 4200 block of S. Memorial.
A family of four is recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning in Tulsa, EMSA officials confirmed Thursday evening.
With temperatures forecast to drop over the next few hours and days, area shelters are urging homeless people to come indoors.