Government Re-opening

On Thursday, October 24th 2013, the recent government shutdown ended and Congress passed a measure to reopen the federal government to cease the prolonged economic crisis. However, much like a Band-Aid, the fix is temporary and does not resolve the issues and simply draws out the eventual resolution. The Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved the new plan. The Senate passed the measure with 81 votes to 18, and the House of Representatives with 285 votes to 144. Funding the government until January 15 and extending the debt ceiling until February 7, the possibility of another government shutdown next year is developing.