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Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., left, walks with House Energy and Commerce Committee Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. to a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. David Camp Releases Tax Overhaul Plan

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After 58 Years Of Service, John Dingell To Vacate House Seat

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Boehner Fights Back Against Tea Party, Again

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (right) speaks during the leadership press conference at the House Republican Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md., on Thursday. Friday's press conference, on the last day of the retreat, was canceled. JIm Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After 3-Day Retreat, GOP Battle Plan Still Only An Outline

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House GOP Leaders Begin To Move On Immigration

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Sen. Carl Levin (left) huddles with his brother and fellow Michigan Democrat, Rep. Sandy Levin, during testimony on the automotive industry bailout in 2008. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The race for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat started to take shape Monday as Michelle Nunn, a Democrat, announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republican contenders. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government until October, is getting generally positive reviews, including from House Republicans eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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