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Obama says he'll sign bill to reopen government, lift debt ceiling

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 - 01:26

Oct. 16 - U.S. President Barack Obama said he will sign a bill ''immediately'' to reopen government and lift debt ceiling once the House passes the legislation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he will sign legislation to reopen the U.S. government and avert a debt default as soon as it reaches the White House. Speaking after the Senate voted to end the fiscal impasse, but before the House of Representatives took a vote, Obama said the government will reopen immediately after he signs the bill, ending a 16-day shutdown. "We can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty and unease from our businesses and from the American people," he said.

Obama says he'll sign bill to reopen government, lift debt ceiling

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 - 01:26

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