Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., center, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, arrive to vote on the spending bill in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The Senate rejected competing Republican and Democratic spending bills in a bit of Capitol theater designed to demonstrate that the combatants must meet somewhere in the middle. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., center, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, arrive to vote on the spending bill in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The Senate rejected competing Republican and Democratic spending bills in a bit of Capitol theater designed to demonstrate that the combatants must meet somewhere in the middle. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)