U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (3rd L) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (4th L) hold a photo opportunity with fellow members of an unrequited conference committee they proposed to ... more 
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (3rd L) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (4th L) hold a photo opportunity with fellow members of an unrequited conference committee they proposed to the Democratic-controlled senate over the current budget impasse at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 1, 2013. Up to one million federal workers were thrown temporarily out of work on Tuesday as the U.S. government partially shut down for the first time in 17 years in a standoff between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over healthcare reforms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Tue, Oct 1, 2013 1:50 PM EDT