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A statue of Benjamin Franklin overlooks the empty hallways of Congress at the Capitol in Washington as the deadline of the deficit supercommittee approaches with no expectations for success on the morning of Nov. 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Congress wants to keep french fries and other favorites on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make the lunches healthier. (Associated Press)

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Alyce Dixon, who served at a military post office in France during World War II, speaks with Kwame R. Brown (left), chairman of the D.C. Council, and Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), the city's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony Thursday at the District of Columbia War Memorial. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Alyce Dixon, center, a 104-year-old District resident who served in a military post office in France during WWII, speaks to the press with Kwame Brown, left, chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, right, the District's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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President Obama speaks in front of the Key Bridge, which spans D.C. and Arlington, Va., on Nov. 2, 2011, urging Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act. (Associated Press)

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President Obama implores Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act as he speaks on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, to a Washington audience that includes ironworkers and steamfitters at Georgetown Waterfront Park. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2013

Tyrone Thomas of Suitland, Md, and member of Ironworkers Local 5 walks past the U.S. flag as he and others wait for President Barack Obama's arrival and remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2012

President Obama waves goodbye to a crowd that included ironworkers and steamfitters following his speech urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2011

Secret Service agents scout the scene prior to the arrival of President Barack Obama, who was scheduled to offer marks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2010

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray after he offered remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2009

President Obama shakes hands with people in a crowd that included ironworkers and steamfitters after he offered remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2007

President Obama urges Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act in a speech to an audience that included ironworkers and steamfitters at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2006

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (right) chats with Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Deputy Public Affairs Director Thomas Blanton (left) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT, center) as they wait for President Barack Obama to arrive and offer remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2005

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (center) chats with iron workers and others as they wait for President Barack Obama to arrive and offer remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2004

Laphonsor Price of Bowie, Md, and a member of Steamfitters Local 602, chats with reporters as he and others wait for President Barack Obama's arrival and remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2003

Hayden Duncan of Landover, Md, and member of Ironworkers Local 5 chats with reporters as he and others wait for President Barack Obama's arrival and remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2002

President Barack Obama offers remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2001

With the Key Bridge and Potomac River as his backdrop, President Barack Obama offers remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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OBAMA_2000

With the Key Bridge and Potomac River as his backdrop, President Obama offers remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd that included ironworkers and steamfitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Tyrone Thomas of Suitland, Md, and member of Ironworkers Local 5 walks past the U.S. flag as he and others wait for President Barack Obama's arrival and remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)