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    To the Honorable Darrell E. Issa and Elijah E. Cummings: As chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively, your plate is always full because your committee's taut mission statement is to ensure an "efficient, effective government" on the national and D.C. level, which you also oversee.

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