House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, as Congress resumes work on a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, as Congress resumes work on a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)