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Government Back Open, What Now?

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DELMARVA - So a deal has been reached to end the partial government shutdown, now what?

This is by no means a permanent solution, the bill signed Wednesday night by the President only restores funding for the government through January 15th and extends the nation's borrowing through February 7th.

Phillip Hesser, a political science professor at Wor-Wic Community College, broke down the importance of these next few months.

"I think what needs to happen I the future is exactly what has happened over the last few days," says Professor Hesser, "if folks on both side of the aisle...again...with input from the president...can come up with that grand bargain, then we might be able to get to a point where we're not dealing with one shutdown after another."

WMDT reached out to residents on Delmarva about their thoughts on the Wednesday night's deal.

"They just waited long enough.  They pushed it right to the end.  They could've done it in the first place," said Bette Darcy from Salisbury, MD.

Gary Pusey of Fruitland, Maryland tells WMDT "I wish somebody would take responsibility for their actions starting wit the President that we have."

"It should never have happened.  They should've agreed on it in the first place," Cherry Moore of Salisbury, Maryland.

Shylese Ayres of Salisbury said "I think that it was very unnecessary and it caused a lot of troubles to the united states that weren't necessary."

"It's not the first time it's been shut down.  Was it a necessary shutdown?  No," says Salisbury native Chad Gerhart.

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