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Congress’ spending bill bans taxpayer money from financing official portrait paintings of presidents, Cabinet secretaries and high-ranking members of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Congress’ spending bill bans taxpayer money from financing official portrait paintings of presidents, Cabinet secretaries and high-ranking members of Congress. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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Congress' spending bill bans taxpayer money from financing official portrait paintings of presidents, Cabinet secretaries and high-ranking members of Congress.

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Riders attached to the spending bill include language preventing the Postal Service from ending Saturday delivery or closing many rural post offices.

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Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is facing questions from Republicans over what he knows about the woman heading an investigation into the IRS' targeting of tea party groups. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is facing questions from Republicans over what he knows about the woman heading an investigation into the IRS' targeting of tea party groups. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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President Obama last year issued at least 18 proclamations praising the Affordable Care Act, following a recent trend in which the commander in chief uses orders to highlight his own accomplishments. (Associated Press)

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Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, right, joined by Gary Alexander, a consultant hired by the LePage administration, appears before the Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014 in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

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Protesters carry a coffin during a mock funeral procession for the 1300 people organizers claim would die if Medicaid was not expanded, during the first day of the South Carolina Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Taking a page from North Carolina's Moral Mondays, the state NAACP and other opponents of recent legislative actions not to expand Medicaid and approve more stringent voter id requirements held the first of what they call Truthful Tuesdays. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, speaks during a protest outside the statehouse on the first day of the South Carolina Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. People who want lawmakers to pass a bill preventing the implementation of some of the new federal health care law protested in the rain. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Protesters carry a coffin during a mock funeral procession for the 1300 people organizers claim would die if Medicaid was not expanded, during the first day of the South Carolina Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Taking a page from North Carolina's Moral Mondays, the state NAACP and other opponents of recent legislative actions not to expand Medicaid and approve more stringent voter id requirements held the first of what they call Truthful Tuesdays. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) runs for a first down against the Chicago Bears at FedExField, Landover, Md., October 20, 2013. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)