Senate leaders announce agreement to end shutdown, raise debt

Top senators struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and  extend the into next year and  both sides of the Capitol are hoping  for quick action to reassure  nervous financial markets eyeing a Thursday  deadline set by the .

“The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the  stability it  desperately needs,” Majority Leader said  after he and his   counterpart, , struck  the deal.

For Republicans, the deal was more about getting an embarrassing  couple of  weeks behind them than in being able to claim victory in a  deal that they felt  compelled to make.

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