Harry Reid: Senate Will Fund Government Through Nov. 15

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Tuesday the continuing resolution he has introduced will fund the federal government through Nov. 15, rather than the Dec. 15 date set by the House.

He told reporters the Senate bill would strip out the House-passed language defunding Obamacare and prioritizing debt payments in the event that the limit is reached. Both bills would fund the government at $986.3 billion, the current post-sequester spending level.

House GOP leaders didn’t immediately take a position on moving up the date.

“We’ll deal with whatever the Senate passes when they pass it,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “There’s no point in speculating before that.”

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