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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Debt ceilings are hit because of spending problems in Washington and "to increase the debt ceiling it ought to be tied to reforms that finally solve the spending problem," Scalise said. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images