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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16:  U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) speaks as other congressional members, including Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) (3rd L), Sen. Saxby Chamliss (R-GA) (4th L), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) (5th L), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) (R), and Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) (2nd R) listen during a news conference November 16, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The news conference was to call on the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Supercommittee, "to go big on deficit reduction."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Alex Wong / Getty Images