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Published September 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

House Republicans


Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., right, stands with Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, left, and fellow Republicans after the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Rep. Graves led an effort with other emboldened conservatives to force Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the leadership to tie the money needed to keep the government running with defunding the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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