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March 28, 2023

US default: Congress votes to end shutdown crisis

America’s paralyzing two-week political crisis came to an end on Wednesday night as Congress voted through an eleventh-hour deal to re-open the government and avert a devastating debt default.
After 16 days of government shutdown and only 24 hours before the deadline to raise the debt ceiling, both the Senate and House of Representatives voted through a compromise bill.
President Barack Obama promised to “immediately” sign the bill into law and begin re-opening the government and putting hundreds of thousands of federal workers back on the job for the first time since October 1

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