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  GOP congressman (Garrett) takes firm stand D.C.
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MediaNewspaper - Asbury Park Press
News DateMonday, December 29, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"WASHINGTON -- For a low-key guy, Scott Garrett has made a lot of noise during his first year in Congress.

Usually, freshmen House members lack the clout or the chutzpah to stand their ground against party elders. But from his vote in January not to extend unemployment benefits to his vote last month against a Medicare prescription-drug plan, the Sussex County Republican has quietly but firmly held to his conservative ideals.

Unlike some members, Garrett said he's not in Washington to snare as much federal aid as he can for his northern New Jersey district, which includes all of Warren County and parts of Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties."

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