U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
The United States House of Representatives just passed a Senate-brokered bill to fully reopen the government and raise the federal government’s debt ceiling.
In a 285 to 144 vote, the action came after 16 days of a partial government shutdown and one day before the Treasury Department warned that the nation could run out of money to pay its bills unless it raised its borrowing limit.
The bill now goes to President Barack Obama who said he will sign it and vowed to get things back up and running as soon as possible.
“I will sign it immediately,” the President said. “We’ll begin reopening our government immediately.”