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Illinois state Rep. Edward J. Acevedo, Chicago Democrat, listens to lawmakers while testifying during a House committee hearing at the Illinois Capitol on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Springfield Ill. The House on Tuesday passed legislation to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for security, told a House committee Wednesday that “I made the best decisions I could with the information I had,” regarding security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya. (The Associated Press)

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White House press secretary Jay Carney called the House committee's probe a "fishing expedition." House Speaker John A. Boehner said the president's actions prove the White House was involved in a cover-up.

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A proposal to add a nickel tax for shopping bags in Prince George's County was killed in a House committee. (Associated Press)

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Democratic Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey opposed a bill that would overturn several NLRB rulings, but it passed a House committee 23-16. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, suspects an effort by the Obama administration to intimidate witnesses from testifying before his House committee regarding the "Fast and Furious" ATF cross-border firearms investigation. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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House Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee Chairman Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania Democrat, speaks during the House Committee on Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)