"We have the opportunity to watch what comes of various state policies on this issue and benefit from that experience. That's what federalism is all about," he said in a phone interview.
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"I think the intention is to restore the original order. At least at this moment, I sense great optimism that that will happen," Rep. Tom McClintock, a California Republican who sits on the Budget Committee, said in an interview.
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