Senate leaders announced today that they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown in time to avoid a possible U.S. default. Details on the agreement that was formally announced on the senate floor at noon today are scant but CNN reports that the government could open as soon as midnight tomorrow. It will also be funded until January 15 and the debt limit will be raised until February in order to avoid a economic catastrophe with a U.S. Default. Senator Ted Cruz will reportedly not block this measure, which still has to be passed in the House and then signed by President Obama.