The Common Good

Live Blog: The Budget Battle In Washington

Date: October 16, 2013

Members of Circle Protection, a Washington, D.C.-based Christian coalition, participate in a “faithful filibuster’”outside of the Capitol on Wednesday.

Welcome to our live blog. We'll we tracking action in Washington in the debt ceiling and government shutdown, and market reactions through the day.

The Senate was scheduled to convene at noon Wednesday, but details of a plan could be announced before then, as aides to the chamber's Democratic and Republican leaders said lawmakers were close to reaching a final deal Tuesday night.