The Senate Deal in a Nutshell: 3 Things to Know

Senators struck a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default. The plan is awaiting a vote by the full Senate.

As the Senate prepares to vote on a bi-partisan plan to end the government shutdown and avoid a historic default on America's debt, breaks down the three things you need to know about the plan:

It's a temporary fix.The plan gives the Treasury the authority to continue borrowing through February 7 and keeps the government open through January 15.

Workers will get back pay.The deal provides for back pay to 800,000 federal workers.

Obamacare isn't going away.The plan only makes a small change to the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. People seeking government subsidies to help purchase insurance will have to verify their income. Originally, some Republicans had wanted to completely defund and repeal the health care law.

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Source: Associated Press