WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) (R) listens to ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) question Congressional Budget Office Director Doug ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) (R) listens to ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) question Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf during a hearing on Capitol Hill November 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Elmendorf presented the committee with the CBO's fiscal and legislative policy options for increasing economic growth and employment in 2012 and 2013, including increased aid to the unemployed, tax credits to lower and middle income households and reducing employees' payroll taxes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, Nov 15, 2011 12:19 PM EST