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In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top congressional negotiators released on Jan. 13, 2014, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October. The 1,582-page bill was released after weeks of negotiations between Rogers and Senate counterpart Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who kept a tight lid on the details. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)