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U.S. Treasury's Lew says doesn't see debt limit brinksmanship


 (Copyright Reuters 2013)

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday that he does not know of anyone in Congress who wants to have a "showdown" over the nation's debt limit.

"On the debt limit, I can't find anyone (in Congress) who wants to have a showdown," he told the City Club of Cleveland. "They understand it can't be a bargaining chip, because the mere negotiation over default hurts the economy."

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Sandra Maler)