Senate announces deal to end US shutdown

2013-10-16 18:29

(AFP)

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Washington - Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day.

Reid made the announcement at the start of the Senate session on Wednesday.

The deal would reopen the government through to 15 January and increase the nation's borrowing authority through to 7 February.

Reid thanked Republican leader Mitch McConnell for working out an agreement.

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