Meet the key players who determined how the latest fight over a government shutdown ended.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin -- The vote of the House budget chairman and former vice presidential nominee is an important signal both within Republican ranks and to the public at large. Ryan has voted against some funding measures in the past, including the emergency aid for Superstorm Sandy recovery. But he was a "yes" on the last extension of the debt ceiling.
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