Gov’t up-and-running; Taylor’s reps weigh-in

The U.S. House and Senate both approved a last-minute agreement Wednesday evening to end the 16-day government shutdown and raise the federal debt limit before Thursday’s deadline, which will buy time until early next year for Congress to work out a longer-term deal.

The agreement passed in the Senate 81-18 and in the House 285-144.

Taylor County’s representatives in Congress voted two to one against the deal, with U.S. Representative Steve Southerland and Sen. Marco Rubio voting “no” and Sen. Bill Nelson voting “yes.”

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