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Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, said that tax reform will likely have to wait while Congress wrestles over an increase in the nation’s borrowing limit and automatic spending cuts. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Tuesday led the joint reading of the U.S. Constitution by about 75 members of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, said that tax reform will likely have to wait while Congress wrestles over an increase in the nation’s borrowing limit and automatic spending cuts. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Tuesday led the joint reading of the U.S. Constitution by about 75 members of Congress. (Associated Press)

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"Kudos to the President for agreeing to a small but larger than life sign of his commitment to the District and its residents," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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"Kudos to the President for agreeing to a small but larger than life sign of his commitment to the District and its residents," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Steve Stockman (second from right), Texas Republican, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, Ohio Republican, for the 113th Congress in Washington on Jan. 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep. Steve Stockman (second from right), Texas Republican, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, Ohio Republican, for the 113th Congress in Washington on Jan. 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” tax package approved by Congress this week were billions of dollars in tax breaks, including a tax credit for the production of wind, solar and other renewable energy. (Associated Press)

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Members of the 113th Congress, many accompanied by family members, take the oath of office in the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Members of the 113th Congress, many accompanied by family members, take the oath of office in the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, accompanied by his wife, Catherine, and sons, Rider and Owen (right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, accompanied by his wife, Catherine, and sons, Rider and Owen (right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Retiring Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, talks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, before the start of the 113th Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (right) testifies Monday at the Board of Elections on his opposition to a referendum that could give the city more budget freedom from Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said the proposed charter referendum could create a backlash from members of Congress. (The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before Congress about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, before she steps down. (Associated Press)