Obama End the Government Shutdown By Signing Legislation to Raise Debt Ceiling: The U.S. president , Barack Obama , has signed on Wednesday night hours before the legislation passed by Congress to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown , as reported by the newspaper The New York Times.
Obama already announced after the vote in the Senate would sign the legislation once it received the approval of Congress and was transmitted to the White House . Also, federal workers have been informed that they should return to their posts this Thursday .
” We have an opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that is responsible, fair and help working people across the country ,” he said during a brief appearance before the media .
” We must abandon the habit of governing in crisis. My hope and expectation is that everyone has learned that there is no reason we can not work on our problems ,” he said . ” I hope this is a lesson to internalize ” clinched .
The last hurdle has been saved by the House of Representatives, which has given ‘green light’ to the document just two hours after the Senate passed the legislation with 81 votes for and 18 against . The debt ceiling will rise to the February 7, 2014 .
The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate , Harry Reid , had announced hours before the agreement includes the creation of a budget committee that will report by December with recommendations from both parties to pass bills without much controversy Administration .
The senator also stressed that the agreement will ” work together for a long-term agreement on budgets to stop these frequent crises ” and put to work in government , closed since last October 1 .
For his part, the Minority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell , noted that the agreement includes budget cuts as a way to control spending , one of the main concerns of the Republicans , but has indicated that the parties need to do more to “tidying up ” the tax situation.
THE FIRST SINCE 1995
This is the end of the 18th American public since 1976. The last precedent dating back to the presidency of Bill Clinton. Then the budgetary stalemate lasted between December 5, 1995 and January 6, 1996 .
Although , for now , it is unknown the extent of the impact of government shutdown has left at home to 800,000 of the two million officials and the White House estimates it will cost about 10,000 million dollars a week to the U.S. economy .
Since the Government has ensured that will not affect essential public services . The president signed a bill to guarantee payments to members of Armed Forces and thus , the security of the country .