Senate passes bipartisan deal; vote goes to House

Senate Leaders announced this morning that they had reached a bipartisan agreement that would end the government shutdown as well as avoid a default on the national debt.

This deal would end the 16 day shutdown that left thousands of federal employees furloughed and closed down federally funded organizations and facilities.

The legislation was passed by the Senate and will now move to the House for the final vote.

The President also commented on the legislation saying quote, “Once this agreement arrives on my desk, I will sign it immediately.”

Alaska's Senator, Lisa Murkowski was one of the females in Congress to help craft the legislation to end the standoff.