US Senate and House so called leaders pass a bill to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, but only for a few months.
On the 16th day of the US government shutdown, politicians in the Senate and House have finally passed a bill that would reopen the government and avert a potentially cataclysmic default on U.S. debt payments by raising the federal government's debt limit.
The Senate voted 81-18 to pass the measure, and the House voted 285-144. The final package, presented by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling through Feb. 7, 2014.
When are US taxpayers going to stand up and tell their representatives to either straighten up, stop the madness and do their jobs, or they'll throw them out of office.