The Ottumwa Courier


Budget Battle-3

Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., center, listens as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew,back to camera, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, before the Senate Finance Committee to urge Congress to reopen the government and lift the U.S. borrowing cap. From left are, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Baucus, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ranking Republican on the committee and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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