The Senate has reached a deal to end the shutdown and avoid default, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling the agreement “historic.”
House Speaker John Boehner cleared the way for the measure to pass, saying “we fought the good fight, we just didn’t win.” Meanwhile, staunch Obamacare opponent Sen. Ted Cruz said he wouldn’t try to block the measure.
Tonight in the Crossfire, two members of the House, Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) debate the details surrounding the making of the deal and a look at what lies in its future.
Reps. Cicilline and Scalise join hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones to make their case at 6:30pET.
Hosts Van Jones and Newt Gingrich weigh in on the deal announced on the Senate floor Wednesday. Gingrich argues that today is a sad day, while Jones says he is proud of President Obama, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.
Stephanie Cutter debates with Rep. Steve King and Rep. Donna Edwards about Congress doing its job regarding the shutdown.
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