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Johnson Repeats Plea to Curtail Government Spending

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The federal government is back in gear and a default has been sidestepped after action late Wednesday.Congress has approved and the President has signed legislation to avert a U.S. government default on its debts. The bill also ends a 16-day partial government shutdown.

Furloughed employees returned to work today and will get paid for the time they missed.

Representatives and Senators were never off the job in recent weeks as a multitude of proposals were considered to end a Congressional stalemate. Wisconsin's Ron Johnson was among those keeping close tabs on the goings-on.