Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., rear, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, following a Republican policy luncheon.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., rear, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, following a Republican policy luncheon. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)