Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is working on an emergency debt ceiling bill that also may give Pentagon officials some flexibility in deciding what to cut under sequestration. While details of the bill are not yet available, Reid expressed dismay at the House version, which wouldn't address sequester flexibility. "This [House] bill would give no flexibility to the president or the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to move money around," Reid said. "I don't know how this country can go farther with this bill. It's awful for our country."

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