Vent your feelings in this post or talk amongst yourselves...

β€”β€”- Senate begins

UPDATE: Patty Murray asking for voting consideration. No objections....requesting debate closure.

UPDATE 2:Senate taking procedural vote on debt deal to reopen the government.

UPDATE 3: Final Voting Begins!

UPDATE 4: SENATE PASSES THE DEBT CEILING BILL TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT 81-18!

UPDATE 5: President Obama just finished speaking.

UPDATE 6: Ted Cruz is speaking...He opposes this bill measures and will continue to fight against the democrats...done.

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β€”β€”-waiting for the House to reconvene...done.

UPDATE 7: Asking for motion to be read as considered read...motion asked to debatable for one hour...request supported...reservations withdrawn and without objection, so ordered.

UPDATE 8: Controlled debate for one hour, thirty minutes each side...

UPDATE 9: Amendments read... appeal to the House to reconcile this crisis and to later on prevent this crisis from happening.

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UPDATE 10: Debate time expired, asked for a recorded vote for 15 minutes, after that a 5 minute vote for approval of the journal.

UPDATE 11: Voting totals....

Republican Yea 87 Nay 144

Democrat Yea 198 Nay β€”-

Totals 285 144 No votes: 3

HOUSE PASSES THE BILL

UPDATE 12: House and Senate asking for concurrent adjournment Oct 16. to Oct. 22, motion agreed.

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UPDATE 13: President Obama officially signed measure to prevent government default and.....

THE GOVERNMENT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

GOOD MORNING AMERICA!

YOU'RE BACK TO WORK!