A deal has been reached in the United States Senate to reopen the government and avoid an economic default.
According to multiple sources, the deal could be reached as early as midnight, ending the standoff that has lasted more than two weeks. If the deal isn't pushed through by Thursday, the United States won't meet its obligations to borrow money. According to CNN, the Senate deal would be another short term solution, reopening the government and funding it until January 15. It would raise the debt ceiling, but only until February 7 where Congress would then have to come to drawing board once again. The deal also mandates that the House and Senate create a ten year blueprint on the budget by December 13th.
It is unknown whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the unnamed head of the Tea Party wing, would rally his troops to continue the stalemate. The Senate is set to announce the deal after noon EST.