House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, as Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., listens. The partial government shutdown is in its third week and less than two days before the Treasury Department says it will be unable to borrow and will rely on a cash cushion to pay the country's bills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, as Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., listens. The partial government shutdown is in its third week and less than two days before the Treasury Department says it will be unable to borrow and will rely on a cash cushion to pay the country's bills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)