The partial government shutdown is over and the US avoided debt default this week, but the hard work is just beginning.
Members of both parties are eager to avoid another shutdown, but skepticism remains as to whether or not they can come together to strike a deal. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan are bringing to the table the budget "wish lists" of both their parties with the hopes that they will be able to find a middle ground plan that will pass the House and Senate.
POLITICO congressional reporter Ginger Gibson explains the what the two parties need to create a long term budget plan.
Produced by Amina al-Sadi.