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Reid: House bill is a 'waste of time'

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Senate leaders are working on a deal that would end the shutdown, fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February. House Republicans met Tuesday morning to discuss pre-empting the Senate by passing their own plan to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown. 

The House bill would delay ObamaCare's medical device tax and scrap healthcare subsidies for members of Congress and top Cabinet officials, among other provisions. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said no firm decisions about the plan have been made.

Reid said the bill is a nonstarter, even if Boehner finds the votes he needs to pass it.

“It’s a plan to advance an extreme piece of legislation, and its nothing but a blatant attack on bipartisanship. ... We felt blindsided by the news from the House."

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