Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, followed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., arrive for their news conference on budget, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, followed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., arrive for their news conference on budget, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)