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With the last-minute vote of Congress last night, a default on federal loans was averted and the government shutdown ended.  The senate first voted with a bipartisan result of 81 to 18, and then the House voted 285 to 144 to put off the issue for three months – 144 votes against coming from the Republican side of the aisle. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, last night issued a memorandum ordering department heads to “open offices in a prompt and orderly manner.” Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the main roads and all the turnouts in the park were reopened by 10:00 am this morning and the Craig Thomas Visitor Center was reopened a half hour later. The schedule for the start of the elk hunt on the
east side of the park is still being worked out.  At the same time, Yellowstone National Park Spokesman Al Nash says roads and visitor centers in Yellowstone were also reopened this morning.  Wyoming’s Junior Senator John Barrasso reacted to the vote, saying,   “It’s critical that we reopen the government and get Americans back to work. This agreement provides little other reason to celebrate.”  Barrasso explains that while we may have temporarily averted the pitfalls of defaulting on our financial obligations, the $17-trillion debt still needs to be dealt with.  He adds, “We cannot continue to ask our children and grandchildren to pick up the tab on Washington’s reckless spending spree.”

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