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FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In regards to the budget, Mikulski and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep, Harold Rogers, R-Ky.,promise a return to the real regular order in which appropriators are handed a pot of money to divide among the 12 bills. They spend May, June and July voting bills out of committee and then debating, amending and passing them on the House and Senate floors.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In regards to the budget, Mikulski and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep, Harold Rogers, R-Ky.,promise a return to the real regular order in which appropriators are handed a pot of money to divide among the 12 bills. They spend May, June and July voting bills out of committee and then debating, amending and passing them on the House and Senate floors. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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