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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 8: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., speaks during the Senate and House Western Caucuses news conference on Thursday. Sept. 8. 2011, to highlight legislation that would "cut red-tape, develop American energy, and create jobs in the West and across America." (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 8: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., speaks during the Senate and House Western Caucuses news conference on Thursday. Sept. 8. 2011, to highlight legislation that would "cut red-tape, develop American energy, and create jobs in the West and across America." (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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