Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., gestures during a news conference with, from left, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., after passing a bill to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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John Boehner is surrounded by reporters after the House voted to raise the debt ceiling at the U.S. Capitol on August 1, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner, flanked by members of his party, speaks at a news conference on the debt ceiling debate, July 28, 2011.
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On the 12th day of a government shutdown, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), along with other Republican Senators, leave a closed door meeting of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in an attempt to find solutions to possible debt ceiling default and end to government shutdown, on Capitol Hill Saturday October 12, 2013.
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House Speaker John Boehner and members of the House Republican leadership speak to the media shorty after the House passed a bill that would suspend the debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 23, 2013.
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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) poses for photographs after his televised address to the nation about the federal budget and debt ceiling crisis at the U.S. Capitol July 25, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C), flanked by Senator Jon Kyl (L-R), Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator John Barrasso, Senator John Cornyn and Senator John Thune, talks to reporters about the senate's passage of debt ceiling legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 2, 2011.