From left, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad, R-N.D., Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Mary ... more 
From left, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad, R-N.D., Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and others, participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Carolyn Kaster
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:52 PM EST