What does the deal to reopen government mean?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks after the Senate approved a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial 16-day shutdown. With him, from left, are Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Patty Murray, D-Wash., chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee; and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill. The shutdown took at least $24billion out of the U.S. economy, S&P reported Wednesday. “Millions suffered,” said Schumer, who called the wrangling in Congress “not America's finest moment.”
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Thursday that now that the shutdown is over, leaders in Washington should focus on a budget, immigration reform and a farm bill.
Obama laid out his agenda the morning after signing a bill reopening the government and averting a default.
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