Joggers run up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at dawn, in Washington DC. Furloughed workers returned to work and national parks reopened after the a bipartisan deal was passed in the Senate.
US Park Ranger Richard Trott walks on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial to collect and dispose of 'closed' signs, after the memorial was reopened to the public, in Washington DC.
Passengers fill up Washington Metro subway cars in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Oct. 17, as workers return to their jobs after a budget fight on Capitol Hill that resulted in a partial government shutdown is resolved.
The sun begins to rise behind the U.S. Capitol building on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on Oct. 17, in Washington, DC.
Members of the House of Representatives depart after a late-night vote on fiscal legislation to end the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 16.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., walk off the Senate floor after the Senate passed the Budget Bill on Oct. 16. The passage came after last minute negotiations between Sen. Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCon
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16. On the 16th day of a government shutdown, Senate Majority Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that they have reopened the government.
Tea party conservatives Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, walk to a meeting as the Senate prepares to vote on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown on Oct. 16.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, talks to House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, right, as a congressional staff member waits by the door after a House Democratic leadership meeting on Oct. 16.
Speaker of the House John Boehner pumps his fist as he walks past reporters after a meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16.
Reverend Jim Wallis leads a prayer in front of the Capitol Building on the morning of Oct. 16, the 16th day of the partial government shutdown.
A Congressional staffer brings in a cart full of pizzas at the U.S. Capitol as both the Senate and House work on a deal to stop the government shutdown and avoid the country from defaulting on Oct. 15.