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Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) – President Obama speaks after the Senate vote to end the government shutdown and lift the debt limit. (Source: Bloomberg)

Tonight, republicans and democrats in congress have come together around a agreement that will reopen our government and remove the threat of default.

The senate has voted to approve this agreement and, kretz and republicans in the house have an important vote to take.

I want to thank the leaders of both parties for getting us to this point.

Once this agreement arrives on my desk, i will sign it immediately.

We will begin reopening our government immediately.

We can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty from our businesses and from the american people.

I will have more to say about this tomorrow.

I have got some thoughts about how we can move forward in the remainder of the year and stay focused on the job at hand.

There is a lot of work ahead of us.

Including our need to earn back the trust of the american people that has been lost.

We can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that they care about.

I have said it before.

I will say it again.

I am willing to work with anybody.

I am eager to work with anybody, democrat or republican, house or senate, on any idea that will grow our economy, create new jobs, strengthen the middle class and get our fiscal house in order for the long-term.

I have never believed that democrats had a monopoly on good ideas.

Despite the differences over the issue of shutting down our government come i condensed -- convinced that democrats and republicans and work together to make progress for america.

There are things we know will help strengthen our economy that we could get done before this year is out.

We still need to pass a law to fix our immigration system.

We need to pass a farm bill.

With the shutdown behind us and budget committees forming, we now have an opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that is responsible, that is fair and that helps hard-working people all across this country.

We could get all these things done this year if everybody comes together in the spirit of moving this country forward and putting the last three weeks behind us.

That is what i believe the american people are looking for.

Not a focus on politics, not a focus on elections, but a focus on the concrete steps that can improve their lives.

That is going to be my focus.

I am looking forward to congress doing the same.

Once again, i want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done.

Hopefully next time it won't be in the 11th hour.

One of the things i said throughout this process is, we have to get out of the habit of governing by crisis.

My hope is everybody has learned that there is no reason why we can't work on the issues at hand , why we can't disagree between the parties while still being agreeable.

Make sure that we are not inflicting harm on the american people when we do have disagreements.

Hopefully, that is a lesson that will be internalized not just by

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