WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: (L-R) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) join ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: (L-R) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) join fellow Republicans for a media availability in the Speaker's offices in the U.S. Capitol March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the threat of an government shutdown looming if a budget deal isn't passed by April 8, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the House GOP leaders blamed Senate Democrats for the failure to pass a long-term bill to cut spending and keep the federal government running. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, Mar 29, 2011 5:10 PM EDT