Billy Tauzin, former congressman and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, in a 2008 file photo. Mike Wintroath/AP hide caption

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The co-chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan debt commission, former Sen. Alan Simpson (left) of Wyoming and Democrat Erskine Bowles, met with the media on Capitol Hill. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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