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Can You Guess What Bill Harry Reid Just Passed During the Gov't Shutdown?

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press conference on the government shutdown October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the fourth day of the government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse over funding the federal government. Also pictured are Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Credit: Getty Images

In the midst of the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Senate took time on Friday to pass a resolution recognizing National Chess Week.

According to The Hill, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid passed S.Res.266, which designates October 7-13 as "National Chess Week" Friday.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press conference on the government shutdown October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the fourth day of the government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse over funding the federal government. (Credit: Getty Images)

The resolution was reportedly passed through unanimous consent.

Nonetheless, Reid on Saturday said it was "cruel" to keep the shutdown going.

The federal government shut down earlier this week after the Senate and House failed to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution bill to continue funding the government.

(H/T: The Hill's Floor Action Blog)

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