Children from the Washington, D.C., Head Start program join supporters and lawmakers outside the Capitol on Wednesday to call on Congress to fund the comprehensive education, health and nutrition service for low-income children and their families.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., addresses the media about the ongoing budget battle on Capitol Hill. He was joined by Republican Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steven Palazzo of Mississippi, and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania.
A child stands on the barricade around the Lincoln Memorial. President Obama called congressional leaders to a White House meeting on Wednesday, providing a glimmer of hope that the shutdown may end soon.