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Updated: 10/16/13 6:02 PM EDT
The first government shutdown in 17 years is heading for the history books as the House and Senate prepare to vote on legislation to reopen Washington and avert a debt default.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the bipartisan deal Wednesday afternoon. The chamber will vote on the legislation in the afternoon or early evening, a Democratic leadership aide said.
Kicking the can down the road by only a few months. I know that the House will pass it, and I'm pretty sure that the President, unless he does something completely unexpected, will also sign off on it.
So just really a bunch of political theater, kicking the can down the road for the next show down, creeping ever closer in their dates. First a year, then six months, now right around three.
I still think that the damage has been done, and when the rest of the world finds out that they're in for another of these fights in only a few short months, they'll see the same thing I do:
This isn't an agreement. It's a plan to put off the arguing for another day so that they can argue about other stuff.
I just read on canadiens cbc news site that the vote passed, now lets see the right and left spin it as a win for them
Thanks for the info wasent sure if it was fully passed