Government shutdown: Majority of Oklahoma representatives vote no on bill to end shutdown
7:20 AM, Oct 17, 2013
8:56 AM, Oct 17, 2013
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.