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President Barack Obama signs the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Jackson Place, a conference center near the White House. Obama signed the measure the day before federal funding was set to run out and was joined by aides who did much of the work negotiating it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama signs the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Jackson Place, a conference center near the White House. Obama signed the measure the day before federal funding was set to run out and was joined by aides who did much of the work negotiating it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project begins at the Wiehle Avenue station in Fairfax County. Funding for the project is emerging as a sticking point in Virginia's two-year, $85 billion spending plan. (The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. On Wednesday, the Republican-run House passed an immense $1.1 trillion spending package, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the likelihood of an election-year government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - In this Jan 8, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his annual State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. A slow but steady economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states had anticipated, offering elected officials tantalizing choices about whether to ply voters with tax breaks, boost spending for favorite programs or sock away cash for another rainy day. The Democratic New York Governor wants to tap a surplus to roll back recent tax hikes, despite other Democrats’ ideas for new spending. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)