**FILE** House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (left), Kentucky Republican, testifies before the House Rules Committee at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (left), Kentucky Republican, testifies before the House Rules Committee at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 14, 2013. (Associated Press)