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“I am very disappointed in John Boehner, who once again tried to preserve his role at the expense of the country,” Mr. Reid said

The White House has steadfastly resisted any major changes to its health law, and it has rejected attaching any strings to bills to reopen the government and raise the Treasury Department’s borrowing limit.

“The president has said repeatedly that members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills,” White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said.