WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate warned the Republican-dominated House of Representatives against changing a bill for funding the Department of Homeland Security, saying his party would refuse to work on legislation that included extra provisions or "riders."
"It is a waste of time. We will not allow a conference to take place. It won't happen," said Sen. Harry Reid, at a press conference. "If they (House Republicans) send over a bill with all the riders on it, they've shut down the government."
(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Bill Trott)