Reid on overcoming shutdown: "I'm optimistic about the prospects"
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 00:17
Oct. 13 - At the conclusion of rare Sunday session of the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid says he is optimistic the showdown over government funding can be resolved. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday that he had a "productive conversation" with Senate Minority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, on efforts to reopen the U.S. government and raise the federal debt limit.
"Our discussions were substantive, and we'll continue those discussions. I'm optimistic about the prospects for a positive conclusion to the issues before this country today," Reid said in remarks on the Senate floor.
He did not provide any specifics of the conversation. Democrats and Republicans remain divided over spending levels in any temporary government-funding measure.
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