WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L) whispers to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration with ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L) whispers to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration with U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) (R) at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats blamed Republicans in the House of Representatives for refusing to pass a "clean" bill to fund the FAA, leaving 4,000 agency employees out of work and relying on airport safety inspectors to continue working without pay. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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