Oct. 16 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's happy that the government has avoided a debt default, but says the shutdown has hurt the U.S. economy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Following a vote in the U.S. senate to pass legislation that would avert a government debt default and end the federal shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was happy about the legislative action, and called averting a default crisis, "historic".
"I'm very happy we just completed a bipartisan vote to reopen the government and to avert a default on our bills. It will be some time before we realize the effects of what we've just done. But the shutdown has hurt our economy to a significant degree," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.