House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, at podium joined by fellow Republican leaders, talk to reporters about the debt crisis showdown during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 28, 2011. From left are: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., Boehner, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Gallery: Debt showdown
Jul. 28, 2011 @ 05:19 PM
Photos from Congress as political leaders try to hammer out the final details of a plan to reduce the nation's debt while simultaneously raising the debt ceiling.