Senate approves plan to end shutdown, raise debt ceiling

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Senate approves plan to end shutdown, raise debt ceiling

October 16, 2013 Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM CDT

(NBC News) After weeks of fighting, Senators have announced a bipartisan plan to to raise the country's borrowing limit and re-open the government.

The agreement re-opens the government through mid January and extends the debt limit through February 7, 2014.

It also includes a mid-December deadline for lawmakers to address longer term spending concerns.

Senators had to step up after Republican leader John Boehner caved to conservative pressure on Tuesday, ending hope for a deal out of the house.

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