FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012, file photo Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves after meeting with reporters Capitol Hill in Washington as Congress prepares to shut down unt

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012, file photo Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves after meeting with reporters Capitol Hill in Washington as Congress prepares to shut down unt
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012, file photo Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves after meeting with reporters Capitol Hill in Washington as Congress prepares to shut down until after elections in November. Lawmakers will return in roughly seven weeks with a crowded list of must-do items, including averting the one-two punch of the fiscal cliff, expiring Bush-era tax cuts and automatic spending reductions that could drive the country into another recession. Two years of rancor and a divided government resulted in one of the least productive, least popular Congresses in history. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)