Congress Approves Deal To End Shutdown, Avoid Default

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to approve a bill that would reopen the government and keep the country from defaulting on its debt, shortly after the bipartisan measure passed in the U.S. Senate in an 81-18 vote.

The legislation, which passed the House by a 285-144 vote, creates a new budget conference committee that will be headed by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The new committee will aim to hammer out the differences...
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