A sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" is posted on a barricade in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama stands with people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens at right as Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, left, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, following a policy luncheon. (AP)