After more than two weeks, a deal was struck between Democratic and Republican Senate leaders which reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling. The deal, which was negotiated by Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell keeps the government running through Jan. 15, with the debt limit raised until Feb. 7.
Those 13 members were Republicans Kerry Bentivolio, Diane Black, Jeff Denham, Scott Desjarlais, Sean Duffy, Renee Ellmers, Bill Johnson, Jack Kingston, Mark Meadows, Mick Mulvaney, Scott Perry, Tom Rice, and Tom Rooney.
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