(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

Congress has passed the bill to reopen the government, avoiding the debt ceiling default deadline.

The Senate vote tally on the Reid/McConnell compromise was 81 to 18.

This reopens the government through January 15, 2014 and raises the debt ceiling through February 7, 2014.

Click HERE to read the full Senate bill

President Obama spoke in the White House briefing room Wednesday evening following the Senate's passage of the measure.

Listen below to what he had to say:

Audio clip:

The House vote tally was 285 to 144. There were 87 Republican yeas and 144 Republican no's. All Democrats in the House voted in favor of the measure.

Tune into your local FOX News Radio affiliate for more on this developing story.


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