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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."

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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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Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact Jacob Fischler at jacob.fischler@buzzfeed.com.

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