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** FILE ** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, following a vote in the Senate rejecting the latest House GOP effort to negotiate on government spending. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate Chamber after lawmakers once again rejected the House version of the government funding bill, Monday night, Sept. 30, 2013, in Washington. The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are at an impasse as Congress continues to struggle over how to prevent a possible shutdown of the federal government when it runs out of money. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) speaks at a press conference after the Senate voted to table House legislation to avert a government shutdown during the ongoing budget battle at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Monday, September 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attends a press conference after the Senate voted to table House legislation to avert a government shutdown during the ongoing budget battle at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Monday, September 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), speak at a press conference after the Senate voted to table House legislation to avert a government shutdown during the ongoing budget battle at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Monday, September 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by aide Adam Jentleson, walks to a Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open, and the Democratic-led chamber is expected to reject the latest effort from House Republicans to use a normally routine measure to attack President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by aide Adam Jentleson, walks to a Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open, and the Democratic-led chamber is expected to reject the latest effort from House Republicans to use a normally routine measure to attack President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wa., left, looks on as Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ar., right, and other Republican House Members call on Senate Democrats to "come back to work" on the Senate steps of the U.S. Capitol Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, as the United States braces for a partial government shutdown Tuesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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The Senate side of the U.S. Capitol is idle Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 as the United States braces for a partial government shutdown Tuesday after the White House and congressional Democrats declared they would reject a bill approved by the Republican-led House to delay implementing President Barack Obama's health care reform. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, emerges from the Senate chamber after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)