Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a closed-door policy meeting at the Capitol on Dec. 2. McConnell says he wants to make the Senate work the way it used to, but not all Republicans are on board. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

itoggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Senate Democrats at the White House last fall during the government shutdown fight. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Members of the House of Representatives enter the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Congress failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline triggering a partial shutdown of the government. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images