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In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. calls on a reporter during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Lawmakers return to Washington for an end-of-session sprint to avert a government shutdown, finally pass a long-term highway funding bill, and clear away unfinished business like renewing tax breaks for individuals and business. The new two or three weeks will be a big test for new Speaker Paul Ryan, who has to balance the demands of conservatives with the need to get Obama to sign must-do bills.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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