Congress Votes to End Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has passed legislation to end the partial government and avert a default on U.S. debt obligations.

The House and Senate voted Wednesday night to clear the measure for President Barack Obama’s immediate signature.

The legislation will reopen the government through Jan. 15 and permit the U.S. Treasury to borrow normally through Feb. 7.
It’s up to furloughed government workers to find out when to go back to work.

After the president signs the legislation to reopen the government, federal employees will be expected to be back on the job on their next scheduled work day.

It could be as early as Thursday.

Most workers won’t be getting a phone call to remind them.

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