FILE - This July 25, 2012 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, accompanied by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first avoid default for at least four months, defusing a crisis looming next month and setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - This July 25, 2012 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, accompanied by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first avoid default for at least four months, defusing a crisis looming next month and setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FILE - This July 25, 2012 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, accompanied by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first avoid default for at least four months, defusing a crisis looming next month and setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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