In this photo taken Thursday, March 14, 2013, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold "Hal" Rogers, R-Ky., talks about his role as a pain manager of the nation’s fiscal difficult

 

              In this photo taken Thursday, March 14, 2013, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold "Hal" Rogers, R-Ky., talks about his role as a pain manager of the nation’s fiscal difficult
In this photo taken Thursday, March 14, 2013, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold "Hal" Rogers, R-Ky., talks about his role as a pain manager of the nation’s fiscal difficulties in his office just off the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rogers and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., not shown, head of the Senate Appropriations Committee, are the two individuals most responsible for avoiding a government shutdown and taking the edge off automatic spending cuts called sequester. They preside over a tiny political domain in which bipartisanship survives, however uncomfortably, and lawmakers do their jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)