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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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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, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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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, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with people in the crowd who came to see him, 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, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Key Bridge, which spans Arlington, Va., and Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, urging Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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"We don't have to sit back and allow a minority in the Congress, known as the tea party, to dominate the discussion in our households," Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis recently said.

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"Why would DHS want to keep this information from the committee? If there is nothing to hide, why wouldn't they provide Congress with these documents? Are administration officials concerned that the requested information will show that illegal and criminal immigrants intentionally released by ICE have gone on to commit more crimes?" — Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican

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With his wife Cindy, his daughters Erica, 10, and Alyssa,11, and son Jonathan,13, looking on at right Maryland Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola (D) delivers his speech as he makes an appearance to announce his campaign for Congress in Maryland's sixth Congressional District, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md, Tuesday, November 1, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Maryland Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola (D) talks with reporters following his speech as he makes an appearance to announce his campaign for Congress in Maryland's sixth Congressional District, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md, Tuesday, November 1, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner listen. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after addressing a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)