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  • ** FILE ** U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (center), Kentucky Republican, listens to Kentucky Senate President David Williams as state House Speaker Greg Stumbo sits at left before their testimony before a state Senate committee in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. All three spoke in support of a bill that would require a prescription for certain cold medicines because of their use in making methamphetamine. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

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  • "The bill we have before us solves the problem in the short term," said Rep. Hal Rogers, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

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