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The National Mall, monuments and nationals parks, as well as large sections of the government, are closed due to a government shut down after Congress failed to agree on a budget bill.
House Speaker John Boehner walks to the House Floor to vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. October 16, 2013. The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to fund the federal government and suspend the borrowing limit, setting the stage for a House vote on reopening the government. UPI/Molly Riley
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Night falls on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. October 16, 2013. The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to fund the federal government and suspend the borrowing limit, setting the stage for a House vote on reopening the government. UPI/Molly Riley
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. and Sen. Chuck Schumer D-NY) address the media after voting to end the government shutdown, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. October 16, 2013. The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to fund the federal government and suspend the borrowing limit, setting the stage for a House vote on reopening the government. UPI/Molly Riley
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a House Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 16, 2013. The Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. UPI/Kevin Dietsch UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrives for a House Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 16, 2013. The Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. UPI/Kevin Dietsch UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to reporters following the announcement of a tentative bipartisan agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 16, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to reporters outside of the Senate floor on October 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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