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"We fought for cuts, but they had to be smart cuts, cuts that would strengthen our economy instead of weakening it," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, told reporters Tuesday, referring to Friday night's bipartisan budget agreement. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Tom Harkin (foreground), Iowa Democrat, joins Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and other senators at a "Back Off Social Security" rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 28, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to media Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Republicans and Senate Democrats agreed on a deal late Friday night to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open through the end of next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is joined by approximately half of the democratic as they hold a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV, left) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA, right) are joined by approximately half of the democratic caucus as they hold a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, talks to reporters during a pad-and-pen session at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., gestures while speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 8, 2011, to discuss the budget impasse. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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STANDSTILL: House Speaker John A. Boehner (left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, after meeting with President Obama on Thursday, tell reporters that all sides are trying to reach an agreement to prevent a budget shutdown, but none appeared to waver. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after meeting with House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding the budget and the possible government shutdown. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speak to reporters after their meeting at the White House in Washington with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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PROGRESS: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid comments to the news media Tuesday on the new budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, talks about the possibility of a government shutdown over a budget impasse and U.S. military action in Libya on CBS' "Face the Nation" in Washington on Sunday, April 3, 2011. (AP Photo/CBS, Chris Usher)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said a GAO study on government waste and duplication was "a step in the right direction" and was something that "over the long term that could save some money." (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said a GAO study on government waste and duplication was "a step in the right direction" and was something that "over the long term that could save some money." (Associated Press)

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"We're still waiting for them to bring something — anything — new to the table," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks to reporters after his party's weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks to reporters after a Democratic policy luncheon on Tuesday in Washington. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a two-week continuing resolution passed Tuesday by the House. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells a joint session of the Nevada Legislature Tuesday that he wants "an adult conversation about an adult subject": that prostitution hurts job creation. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, arrives Thursday for a news conference on Capitol Hill to respond to a statement made by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Associated Press)