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October 15th, 2013
05:49 PM ET

Sen. Klobuchar: The House just hasn't learned

The women of the senate are getting a lot of credit for putting together the bipartisan deal that is currently on hold while the House writes its own proposal.

Among some of the key players is Democratic Senator Klobuchar of Minnesota.

“You have in the Senate a group that's come together under Senator Collins' leadership. That group plus the work of Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, I think we all know they are pretty close there to getting that deal negotiated with bipartisan support and the Senate is ready to go,” she said.

The Senate is avoiding political spin and instead focusing on common ground between the parties, according to Klobuchar. She is not convinced however that the House is doing the same.

“That is not the message that we're hearing from the House right now and we need to go back, get that Senate bill in, bring people together,” Klobuchar said. “The House just hasn't learned yet you cannot put these partisan poison pills on and then decide that this is going to pass. We need to open the government and pay our bills.”

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