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Supercommittee Co-Chairmen Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican (right), and fellow committee member Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat (left), welcome Erskine Bowles (second from right) and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson (second from left) to a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday before the supercommittee heard testimony from the two former co-chairmen of similar panels. (Associated Press)

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