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In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo, House Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., right, and Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., left, examine the wording of the continuing appropriations resolution bill as the panel meets to hear amendments. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo, House Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., right, and Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., left, examine the wording of the continuing appropriations resolution bill as the panel meets to hear amendments. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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