By Emily Goodin - 10/10/13 03:22 PM EDT
Both sides are using the visual aides to make their case.
“Open the government, pay our bills, and let’s negotiate,” read the sign behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Tuesday when he called all senators to the floor to make a plea to end the shutdown.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a sign behind her when she took to the House floor Tuesday to appeal to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to reopen the government.
And Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) brought a poster of a credit card to the Senate floor Tuesday — only to cut it up.