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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (left), Texas Republican, and Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, sit together as the supercommittee meets on Capitol Hill on Nov. 1, 2011. (Associated Press)**FILE**
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (left), Texas Republican, and Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, sit together as the supercommittee meets on Capitol Hill on Nov. 1, 2011. (Associated Press)**FILE**

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