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"This bill will allow us to fulfill our constitutional duty to responsibly fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown," said Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who wrote the final deal with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Johnny Berthelot, R-Gonzales, asks questions about the depletion of a state health insurance fund during a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Rep. Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs, asks questions about the depletion of a state health insurance fund during a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Erin Bendily, assistant superintendent with the Department of Education, and Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White review budget information provided to the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert, left, speaks to Rep. Bubba Chaney, R-Rayville, before her budget presentation on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The House Appropriations Committee raised concerns about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for the health department next year. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Lawmakers hear a Department of Health and Hospitals budget presentation on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The House Appropriations Committee raised concerns about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for the health department next year. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Rep. Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs, left, and Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, review Department of Health and Hospitals budget documents on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The House Appropriations Committee raised concerns about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for the health department next year. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Rep. Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs, reviews the Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The House Appropriations Committee started its hearings on Jindal's spending recommendations for next year on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Rep. Roy Burrell, D-Shreveport, asks questions about higher education funding in Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The House Appropriations Committee started its hearings on Jindal's spending recommendations for next year on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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House Appropriations Committee chairman Herb Frierson, of Poplarville, left, confers with fellow Republicans Medicaid Committee chairman Bobby Howell of Kilmichael, center, and Public Health and Human Services Committee chairman Toby Baker of Hattiesburg, during Medicaid funding debate in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)