The U.S. Congress passed a bill to raise the country's debt limit and resume federal operations. This will allow the NRAO radio telescope network to go back on line and observations of the Galactic center to resume. This was only a stop gap measure. It will allow the government to function through about January 15th 2014 when a second crisis deadline will be approached unless a budget cut deal can be agreed upon before then.
So for now the concerns presented in our earlier post:
are temporarily put off to the near future.