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National Edition News Cover for October 18, 2013 - Republicans Sens. Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas walk to the Senate floor to vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and open the federal government. (Associated Press)

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Republicans Sens. Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas walk to the Senate floor to vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and open the federal government. (Associated Press)

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Republicans Sens. Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas walk to the Senate floor to vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and open the federal government. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walk to the Senate floor to vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a meeting with House Republicans in the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington, after Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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shutdown's END: An agreement by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Majority Leader Harry Reid reopens the government and averts a debt default. Late Wednesday night, the House approved the Senate bill. (Associated Press photographs)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, (center) speaks to reporters after the Senate voted on the deal. Looking on are Senate Democrats Charles E. Schumer of New York (left), Patty Murray of Washington and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois. (Associated Press)

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shutdown's END: An agreement by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Majority Leader Harry Reid reopens the government and averts a debt default. Late Wednesday night, the House approved the Senate bill. (Associated Press photographs)

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber for the vote on a Senate-passed bill that would avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)