Government Shutdown Enters 2nd Week

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US Congressman Steve King, R-Iowa, talks with reporters after leaving... News PhotoCapitol Hill,Government,Horizontal,House Of Representatives,Iowa,Journalist,Leaving,Office,Politics,Talking,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Congressman Steve King, R-Iowa, talks with reporters after leaving the Speaker of the House's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2013. Efforts by the House of Representatives to end the US debt ceiling showdown hit snag after snag Tuesday as it remained unclear if the Republican leadership's measures could pass the chamber. House Speaker John Boehner's team unveiled a stripped-down Republican bill extending the US debt ceiling until February 7 and funding government for the next two months. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)