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June 30, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

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With the August 2nd debt ceiling limit deadline looming, both Missouri senators say they are deeply involved in coming to a resolution.

Republican Roy Blunt is flatly denying Republicans will agree to increased taxes, pointing out Democrats also decided not to when they had the majority in both houses.

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Democrat Claire McCaskill is investigating the spending side of the debt equation holding a hearing today on military spending in Afghanistan.

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McCaskill adds she's also open to investigating reforming some federal entitlement programs like medicaid and other healthcare-related laws.