Lawmakers are at an impasse on how to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government, which has been shut down for more than a week. They are also working against an Oct. 17 deadline for raising the nation's borrowing limit.
“It’s irresponsible,” Reid said of the GOP strategy being discussed. “Some Republicans in Congress threatening default are elating that it would even happen.”
On Tuesday, Reid introduced a “clean” debt ceiling increase bill that would allow the government to borrow money through the end of 2014.
It's unclear where the fight will go from here, with both sides digging during the first government shutdown since 1996.