House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (third from left), Virginia Republican, meets with House GOP conferees as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain at an impasse over funding the federal government, with neither side backing down over Obamacare, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mr. Cantor indicated that the chairs opposite him were intended for Democrats to join in the discussions, but he said they declined. From left are Republican Reps. Hal Rogers of Kentucky,  Appropriations Committee chairman; Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Budget Committee chairman; Mr. Cantor; Dave Camp of Michigan, Ways and Means Committee chairman; Tom Graves of Georgia; and other House members. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (third from left), Virginia Republican, meets with House GOP conferees as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain at an impasse over funding the federal government, with neither side backing down over Obamacare, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mr. Cantor indicated that the chairs opposite him were intended for Democrats to join in the discussions, but he said they declined. From left are Republican Reps. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, Appropriations Committee chairman; Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Budget Committee chairman; Mr. Cantor; Dave Camp of Michigan, Ways and Means Committee chairman; Tom Graves of Georgia; and other House members. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)