**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, gestures during a Sept. 22, 2011, news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss FEMA funding and the continuing resolution to fund the government. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, gestures during a Sept. 22, 2011, news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss FEMA funding and the continuing resolution to fund the government. (Associated Press)