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January 11, 2012 2:35 PM

For Dicks, a new year brings new effort to block automatic spending cuts

As Congress prepares to return to work next week, Washington state U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks offers a bold prediction: Even though a special supercommittee failed to prevent $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts in 2013, members of Congress will get the job done by the end of the year.

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