WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: The plaza on the east side of the U.S. Capitol is seen August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted 269 to 161 yesterday to pass The Budget Control Act, a bipartisan debt ceiling deal, before going on recess until September. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will work today to gather enough votes for the deal. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)