Reid had been adamant that Social Security should not be included in deficit-reduction talks.
In November, Reid told reporters: ‘‘I've made it very clear. I've told anyone that will listen, including everyone in the White House, including the president, that I am not going to be part of having Social Security as part of these talks relating to this deficit.
On Tuesday, Reid sidestepped a question about it.
‘‘This isn’t going to be a situation where we’re going to vote on a particular provision in the bill,’’ Reid said. ‘‘It’s going to be a framework to do something about the long-term security of this country.’’
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