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- Philip Joyce Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
- Brian Riedl senior budget analyst,The Heritage Foundation
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