Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid default

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - The Senate and House of Representatives have voted to reopen the federal government and spare the country from financial default.

Wednesday night's vote ends the standoff between Republicans and Democrats which led to the 16-day partial-government shutdown and raises the debt ceiling hours before it would have been surpassed.

NBC12 continues to follow the developments from Washington and will have live reports coming up on 12News.

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