Harry Reid speaks to reporters in the Capitol in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to reporters in the Capitol in Washington in this file photo taken April 24, 2007. Reid and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announced a deal July 31, 2012 to fund federal government activities through next March and eliminate any threat of agency shutdowns that could upset voters ahead of the November 6 presidential and congressional elections. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)