Congress Meets as Government Shutdown Looms

Clockwise from center, U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as Assistant House Minority Leader Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), and House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) listen during a House Democratic leadership meeting September 30, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Democratic leadership held a meeting to deal with the current situation on a federal spending bill fight with the Republicans as the government shutdown looms.
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