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House Speaker John Boehner (center), Ohio Republican, and fellow Republican leaders meet Dec. 13, 2011, with reporters on Capitol Hill before a crucial vote on a GOP effort to renew an extension of the payroll-tax cut. From second from left are Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, Boehner, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas. (Associated Press)
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House Speaker John Boehner (center), Ohio Republican, and fellow Republican leaders meet Dec. 13, 2011, with reporters on Capitol Hill before a crucial vote on a GOP effort to renew an extension of the payroll-tax cut. From second from left are Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, Boehner, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas. (Associated Press)

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