The Senate is expected to vote this evening on a short-term bill to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
You can watch it live below.
The full text of the plan can be found here.
Updates (by waj): Passed both Houses of Congress.
Via Twitchy, Peter King declares war on Ted Cruz:
— Pete King (@RepPeteKing) October 16, 2013
And a fitting end:
Near the end of the [House] vote, members and staff were startled when someone who appeared to be a House stenographer suddenly went to the microphone and started to yell. She was quickly escorted out, but House floor staff looked visibly shaken.
The woman made references to God and Freemasons having written the Constitution.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said the stenographer is a well-known and liked figure in the House.
“I think there’s a lot of sympathy, because something clearly happened there,” Connolly said.
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