Rep. David Obey speaks during his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

 
Rep. David Obey speaks during his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington
Rep. David Obey (D-WI), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, speaks during his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington May 5, 2010 about his retirement at the end of his term this year. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)