(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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