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Top Senate Democrats Rip GOP Spending Cut Race-To-The-Bottom

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That infighting, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is "causing gridlock that could risk a government shutdown."

Schumer and other Democrats have proposed cutting the deficit by eliminating tax subsidies for oil companies -- an idea that GOP leaders (and some Democrats) have rejected.

"They're allied with the oil companies, we understand that," Schumer said. "But there's going to have to be some compromise here."