Furloughed federal workers chant and shout as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and fellow House Republicans hold a news conference on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. Over the chants of the demonstrators, Cantor called on Senate Democrats and the White House to support legislation that will restore funding to national parks, medical research, veterans and the District of Columbia during the partial shutdown of the federal government. Democrats have rejected this piecemeal approach to funding during the first federal shutdown in 17 years.