Transcript for This day in history: Oct. 16, 2013
The government crisis may be and it. Look at the live shot the senate floor senators will be summoned to gather and vote and the house is expected to vote next. So our ABC news team was out in force tonight and we begin in Washington with ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on this fast moving news right now job. Well Diane we have a deal but once again. They had to go to the brink before coming to agreement the senate is set to vote within the hour the house shortly before midnight the worst of the crisis is averted. But just barely. Beaten and battered by a showdown that has cost his party and the country dearly. Speaker of the house John Boehner seemed relieved it's almost over. A final agreement came out of the senate the democratic and Republican leaders finally coming together. This is not a time for pointing fingers. This is a time of reconciliation. Mr. bell law challenging few weeks. For congressmen for the country the justice senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was announcing the agreement put some of the fellow Republican Ted cruise who Morton. Any individual led the fight over obamacare that triggered the shut down. Key to the cameras to denounced the compromise the deal that has been cut. Provides no relief to the millions of Americans who are hurting because of obamacare. Although it lost her crew said he would not try to block the vote. The agreement will reopen the government but only until January 15 prevent default but only extend the nation's credit line until February 7. The final deal makes no changes to obamacare the Republican demanded started at all. But speaker Boehner said in a radio interview there is no reason Republicans should vote no longer. We thought Detroit. We do it when it. What did it accomplish it delayed clinical trials for cancer research curb school lunch programs put 800000 federal workers out of work. And wreaked Havoc on tourists and the business who depend on them and the deal is only temporary could there be another crisis in three months when it runs out. We just can't do this anymore for the country I think the American people are so tired of it rightly so. White house Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president applauded the deal and will sign it as soon as it is past. But Diane Wood asked to the president win his showdown with the Republicans. Carney said only there are no winners here and I think that is undoubtedly true.
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