[Great! About time!]
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 16: Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk. The Senate voted 81-18 to pass the proposal hammered out earlier in the day by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The House of Representatives followed, voting 285-144 to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013. in Washington D.C.