This is ridiculous. I'm assuming most members of congress went to college...I know that making excuses for missing deadlines doesn't work there so where did they get this idea that they can just ask for an extension? They've known the deadline and have no reasonable excuse for not being able to compromise. I know group projects are also a part of pretty much every college experience so they should all have experienced having to work with people they don't like or agree with. We all have to work with people that have different opinions about how things should be done and we all have to work through it. COMPROMISE is not a four letter word people.