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Andy Harris poised for bigger House role after election

Andy Harris poised for bigger House role after election

Rep. Andy Harris wants House Republicans to use an upcoming debt-ceiling deadline to force more fiscal restraint.

And for the first time in his congressional career, the Baltimore County lawmaker could have considerable influence to make it happen.

Harris, in his third term in the House, is running to be chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a 173-member caucus that has worked since the 1970s to pull the House of Representatives to the right on fiscal and social issues.

If successful — and he is well positioned to win the group's internal election later this month — he would have considerable sway in stitching together conservatives who have been...

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