Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn, Xavier Becerra, Steve Israel, Chris Van Hollen

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., center, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, urge House Republicans to return to negotiations to fund the government, during a news conference just before midnight at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. Joining Van Hollen and Pelosi are, from left, Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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