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Capitol Chatter: Kline says debt panel needs to succeed

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ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. John Kline says a committee looking into how to deal with the national debt has no choice but to find a solution.

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The Minnesota Republican told reporters there is no option because without a bipartisan plan from the panel, Washington will see draconian cuts. "They understand the need to do something because the stakes are so high.

The debt dispute and, closer to home for Kline, working out new education laws illustrate problems Washington faces.

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