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Senate's Reid reassured by Republicans' debt ceiling move
January 18, 2013 / 6:44 PM / 5 years ago

Senate's Reid reassured by Republicans' debt ceiling move

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office said on Friday that if the Republican-led House of Representatives can pass a “clean” debt ceiling increase, the Democrat-majority Senate “will be happy to consider it.”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to reporters in the Capitol in Washington December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“It is reassuring to see Republicans beginning to back off their threat to hold our economy hostage,” Reid’s spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement.

The statement was issued after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican, said the House would consider a bill next week to extend the U.S. debt limit by three months.

Reporting by Alistair Bell; Editing by Vicki Allen

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