WASHINGTON The House Banking Committee is not going to let party differences get in the way-of its work on derivatives legislation, reform of the Glass-Steagall Act, and other top issues, said Rep. Jim Leach, the Iowa Republican who is expected to be the cornmittee's next chairman.

"I would like to steer away from ideological demagoguery in this commitee," he said. 'Most of the isaues are extremely professional and I would expect distinct differences in judgement but I think they can be resolved in a decent way."

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