An article from CBS news states that after fifteen days of a Government shutdown and on the eve of when the US was set to lose its borrowing authority, Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default Wednesday night, October 16. President Obama later signed the bill, officially reopening the government and allowing federal employees to return to work.

The approved bill will fund the US Government through January 15, 2014 and lift the debt ceiling through February 7, 2014. The bill will also pay furloughed government workers for the time they missed during the shutdown.

The full article is available here.