LIVE UPDATES: Congress Passes Bill to End Shutdown

Government To Reopen Thursday

ByMICHAEL FALCONE
October 16, 2013, 12:37 PM
PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attend a ceremony honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2013, in Washington.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attend a ceremony honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2013, in Washington.
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Oct. 16, 2013 -- After a 16-day government shutdown, with the country coming dangerously close to hitting the debt ceiling, Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a compromise that would fund the government until Jan. 15 and extend the debt limit until Feb. 7. ABC News will be tracking all of the legislative action on Capitol Hill today on our live blog.

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