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Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Potential deal doesn't contain "partisan pills"

(CBS News) The budget compromise first took shape over the weekend, at a meeting of Senate Democrats and Republicans, spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who attended that bipartisan meeting characterized the potential Senate deal as a utilitarian measure to keep the government open -- that "doesn't contain a lot of partisan pills."

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In addition, Klobuchar revealed on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday that a short time frame was important to both Democrats and Republicans because they want to have an incentive to negotiate a larger budget deal. She said, "(This is) so we don't lurch from financial crisis to financial crisis, and then making sure we're paying our bills for the next few months while we're making these negotiations. I think in that way, everyone knows the job isn't done yet, but the real job is ahead of us."

Pressed on what has been given on the Democrats' side to help get Republicans on board in these dealings, Klobuchar said, "...What has happened here is that we made very clear, we're keeping the Budget Control Act in place, but giving an opportunity to negotiate a longer term budget. We have a Senate-passed budget and a House-passed budget. They've always said that they want to work it out in regular order. We can do that, and figure out a way to really get some smarter cuts in place, rather than just the hammer of sequestration. There are cuts, that's true. But there's also some other things that we can do -- reform, revenues to really put this country in a better place to compete globally."

Turning to the Senate dealings in terms of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, Klobuchar pointed to changes in the law over time and the potential for the medical device tax to be repealed. She said, "There are things that we can do," she said. "But I think the president's point was now is not the time to do it when the government's shut down."

For more with Klobuchar -- including discussion about the health insurance marketplace website Healthcare.gov and its recent glitches -- watch the video above.