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Congressional Showdown As Government Shutdown Looms

11:14 AM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
  • The U.S. Senate is shown as the U.S. Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan two days ago, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • The U.S. Capitol is shown as the U.S. Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • The U.S. Capitol is shown as the U.S. Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 30, 2013 (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    
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Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other for the budget stalemate that could lead to the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. Photos here are courtesy of Getty Images.

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