BREAKING: Senate reaches tentative deal to end shutdown
Senate leaders have reached a deal to end the government shutdown.
The deal will result in reopening the government and avoiding a potential U.S. default.
Exact details of the Senate plan were not known. Nor was it clear how the Senate and House would proceed in considering the measure. Both chambers would have to take special steps to get the legislation passed and to President Barack Obama’s desk before the government’s ability to borrow money expires on Thursday. Legislators dropped hints on their way home on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, would quickly finalize an agreement in the works all week.
The Senate deal would reopen the government until January 15.
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