FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2011, file photo House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., testifies before a Senate panel in Frankfort, Ky. Less than three months into a tea ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2011, file photo House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., testifies before a Senate panel in Frankfort, Ky. Less than three months into a tea party-flavored Congress, federal budget cuts amount to $10 billion. Government shutdowns total zero. But as Congress returns this week from a break, that threat hangs over negotiations on legislation to enact tens of billions and keep the government running through the Sept. 30 end of the current budget year. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ed Reinke, File
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 10:54 AM EDT