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Health and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, right, and Vice Chairman Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, talk at the start of the committee’s meeting on “Protecting Our Nation: States and Cybersecurity” during the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Washington's protracted budget stalemate could seriously undermine the economy and stall gains made since the recession, exasperated governors said Saturday as they try to gauge the fallout from impending federal spending cuts. And both Democrat and Republican CEOs expressed pessimism that both sides could find a way to avoid the massive, automatic spending cuts set to begin March 1. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)