Senate leaders battle over credit for budget cuts

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSay NO to PROMESA, say NO to Washington overreach Overnight Finance: Wall Street awaits Brexit result | Clinton touts biz support | New threat to Puerto Rico bill? | Dodd, Frank hit back McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns MORE (D-Nev.) came to the floor just minutes later to hail the proposed cuts as "historic" and take the credit for Democrats.

"I'm pleased that the budget will make historic cuts — saving the country money so we can lower our deficit and do a better job of living within our means," said Reid. "All indications show that the American people are pleased, as well. A clear majority of the country is glad we reached an agreement, and they approve of the agreement we made."

But Reid said that just because Democrats and Republicans both supported cuts didn’t mean they were on the same page.

"What we cut will always be more important than how much we cut," said Reid. "Our positions couldn’t be more different."

Reid then accused Republicans of attempting to repeal Americans' rights to healthcare and trying to "use the budget to kick little boys and girls out of kindergarten."

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