WASHINGTON — More than 20 months after the Dodd-Frank Act became law, it's still the main area of partisan conflict for the House Financial Services Committee, but it's being recast as part of the debate over deficit reduction.

On Tuesday, 19 of the panel's 27 Democrats released a written dissent to a recent Republican effort to repeal the provisions of the law that establish a system for winding down large financial firms. Republicans claim that the proposal, which passed the committee on a party-line vote last week, will cut the deficit by $30 billion over 10 years.

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