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U.S. Treasury Secretary: Congress must act to raise debt limit
August 27, 2013 / 11:59 AM / 4 years ago

U.S. Treasury Secretary: Congress must act to raise debt limit

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday said it is essential for Congress to raise the statutory borrowing limit this fall so the government can continue to pay its bills on time, and he warned the administration will not allow politicians to use the debt ceiling as political leverage.

“Congress should come back and they should act,” Lew said in an interview on CNBC. “The president will not negotiate conditions on the debt limit.”

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