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Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J.

The chairman of the capital markets subcommittee said the deal punted on the "tough decisions" and was disappointed it did not include a Constitutional amendment to balance the budget.


Despite its importance to banks and the economy in general, several prominent lawmakers from the banking committees voted against the bill to raise the debt limit. Following is a sampling of a few and their reasoning.



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