House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C)(D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (L)(D-MD) and House Minority Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) speak to the media on Capitol Hill

 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C)(D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (L)(D-MD) and House Minority Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) speak to the media on Capitol Hill
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C)(D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (L)(D-MD) and House Minority Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) speak to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington December 16, 2011. Lawmakers on Friday reached a tentative deal to fund an array of government agencies through September 30 and avert shutting down many of Washington's operations starting this weekend. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)