Capitol Hill 2011 - jef1000

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made a quick stop in front of cameras and reporters and claimed Boehner was wrong to threaten a government shutdown without negotiating first. "We're terribly disappointed that Speaker Boehner can't control the votes in his caucus to prevent a shutdown of government," Reid said. "And now he's resorting to threats to do just that without any negotiations. That is not permissible, we will not stand for that, he is wrong." With Reid in photo, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL). On Capitol Hill, Thursday February 17, 2011. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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