11 / 131

Boehner walks to the House floor during the vote on the fiscal deal in the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Speaker of the House John Boehner walks to the House floor during the vote on the fiscal deal in the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 16, 2013. The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world�s biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

U.S. government shutdown

Yahoo NewsOctober 11, 2013

The government reopened its doors Thursday, October 17th after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.

Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, which the House and Senate passed late Wednesday, ending a brawl with Republicans who tried to use the must-pass legislation to mount a last-ditch effort to derail the president's landmark health care law and demand concessions on the budget. (AP)