Senate reaches deal to end shutdown, raise debt limitOctober 16,2013MONTPELIER — Senate leaders have reached an accord to reopen the federal government and lift the nation's borrowing limit before Thursday's deadline.
The Associated Press reported an agreement was reached between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday morning. The government would reopen through Jan. 15 and the Treasury Department would be allowed to increase the debt limit through Feb. 7, according to the AP report.
The U.S. House is expected to vote on the measure first. House Speaker John Boehner will need to rely heavily on Democratic votes to pass the bill.
Ryan Nickel, a spokesman for Democratic Rep. Peter Welch said Vermont's lone congressman will vote in favor of the deal. The offices' of Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders had no immediate response to the reported deal.MORE IN This Just InPITTSFORD – The Select Board meets tonight at 6:30 to hear a presentation by Green Lantern... Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Flood watch in effect for Rutland County, developing El Nino shaping up to be extreme this year, Don DeLillo on the season's warming trend and Veena catches digital sniffles, all in today's minute. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full Story
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