Congress Approves Budget Deal, Government Reopens

Published 10/16 2013 08:33PM

Updated 10/17 2013 01:22PM

(NBC News) The deal struck Wednesday in Washington could make it easier for lawmakers to make big changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.

This deal is an important way forward for big policy changes.

While a lot of the news focused on the aspects of the deal that ended the shutdown and prevented default, the plan also calls for an agreement by mid-December on a long-term budget plan.

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