Sens. Reid, McConnell announce US deal to end shutdown, raise debt limit

By Reuters
Posted Oct. 16, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday to raise the U.S. debt limit and end the government shutdown.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who had earlier opposed any compromise unless it defunded Obamacare, said he does not intend to delay consideration of the measure, which is expected to be approved later in the day by the Republican-led House of Representatives.

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