Shutdown Over, Debt Ceiling Raised



The government shutdown is over and the debt ceiling has been raised.
 
Congress approved a deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government, ending a 16-day impasse. 
 
The Senate voted 81-18; The House voted 285-144. Only Republicans opposed the deal in each chamber.
 
The only no vote in Congress from Illinois came from Republican Randy Hultgren.
 
Most federally furloughed workers will be returning to work Thursday. The deal did not contain any significant changes to the Affordable Care Act.

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