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Koch Company Denies Responsibility For Shutdown

In a letter to Capitol Hill a representative for Koch Industries rebuked claims by Sen. Harry Reid that the Koch brothers are responsible for a government shutdown. Reid referenced a New York Times article on the Senate floor Tuesday, which in part read, "The billionaire Koch brothers, Charles and David, have been deeply involved with financing the overall effort."

Posted on October 9, 2013, at 10:38 a.m. ET

Read the full letter:

Here's a tweet from Harry Reid sent Tuesday morning:

By shutting down the government, Republicans are satisfying the Koch Brothers while millions of people are suffering.

Senator Harry Reid

@SenatorReid

By shutting down the government, Republicans are satisfying the Koch Brothers while millions of people are suffering.

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