Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

 
Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown
Senate Democratic Senators (L-R) Carl Levin (Michigan), Barbara Boxer (California), Daniel Inouye (Hawaii), John Kerry (Massachusetts), Maria Cantwell (Washington) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) gather to meet the media after Democrats met to discuss ongoing Congressional negotiations, as they attempt to break an impasse in funding the federal budget through the end of the year, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, April 8, 2011. Facing a midnight deadline, the White House and Congress worked furiously on Friday to break a U.S. budget deadlock and avoid a government shutdown. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)