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March 16, 2013

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rogers and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., head of the Senate Appropriations Committee, not shown, are the two individuals most responsible for avoiding a government shutdown and taking the edge off automatic spending cuts called sequester. They preside over a tiny political domain in which bipartisanship survives, however uncomfortably, and lawmakers do their jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)