Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, right, before Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, right, before Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)