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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The White House says President Obama is applauding the Senate compromise to reopen the government and avoid default, and that he hopes to sign it into law.
Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid thanked Kentucky Senator and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday for his help in reaching the bipartisan deal.
The agreement would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation's borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay that vote. Cruz had forced the shutdown by demanding that President Barack Obama gut his health care law in exchange for a bill to keep the government running.
He told reporters Wednesday that he would vote against the bipartisan bill but wouldn't use Senate delaying tactics to stall the legislation.
The Texas senator has won praise from the tea party and other conservatives for his actions.