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Reid on negotiating with Republicans while the government partly closed: 'Not going to happen'
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 3:59 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Democrats will not negotiate with Republican lawmakers as long as the government is still partially closed.
Earlier Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner proposed a short-term increase in the federal debt limit if Obama agrees to negotiate with Republicans on a broader budget deal. But the Boehner proposal would not end the government shutdown.
When asked whether he would negotiate with Republicans while the government is closed, Reid said it's "not going to happen."