House passes Senate agreement to end shutdown
by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The federal shutdown has ended as the House passed the Senate agreement to reopen the government through January 15, 2014. Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo says the solution is not perfect but ends the stalemate, removing the threat to our economy.
"This short-term measure ensures our country remains solvent and capable of paying its debts, and gets all federal employees back to work to continue providing federal services that support our nation. Moreover, it ensures furloughed employees receive retroactive pay for the period of the shutdown," Bordallo stated.
The stopgap funding also authorizes the President to suspend the debt limit through February 7, 2014.